C1807

Carte de l'archipel de la Recherche, situe a la partie occidentale de la terre de Nuyts, reconnu par le contre amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en decembre 1792

Rare large scale chart of  Recherche Archipelago from the important French voyage of exploration under the command of Bruny Dentrecasteaux. From Atlas du voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, contre-amiral de France, commandant les fregates la Recherche et l’Esperance, fait par ordre du … Read Full Description

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Carte de l’archipel de la Recherche, situe a la partie occidentale de la terre de Nuyts, reconnu par le contre amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en decembre 1792

Date:

C1807

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

745mm 
x 495mm

Paper Size: 

830mm 
x 595mm
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Carte de l'archipel de la Recherche, situe a la partie occidentale de la terre de Nuyts, reconnu par le contre amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en decembre 1792 - Antique Map from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Rare large scale chart of  Recherche Archipelago from the important French voyage of exploration under the command of Bruny Dentrecasteaux.

From Atlas du voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, contre-amiral de France, commandant les fregates la Recherche et l’Esperance, fait par ordre du gouvernement en 1791, 1792 et 1793.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 553.
Perry, T. & Prescott, D. A guide to maps of Australia in books published 1780-1830. Canberra 1996: 1798.17.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 467.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 461.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: 64a-b.


Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766 - 1854)

Beautemps-Beaupre was a French hydrographer, hydrographic engineer and cartographer. He accompanied the D'Entrecasteaux expedition in search of La Pérouse in 1791, and made a valuable contribution of to the charting of the Pacific. Subsequently he was employed in all of the important hydrographic labours undertaken during the First French Empire and the Bourbon Restoration. He was elected a member of the Académie des sciences in 1810 and was appointed chief hydrographer and keeper of the Dépôt de la Marine (predecessor of the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service) in 1814.

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