C1812

Carte des Iles Hunter No 8

Mapmaker:

Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779 - 1842)

Map of Hunter Island off N.W. coast of Tasmania showing tracks of Le Casuarina. Inset: Iles Hunter d’apres la carte du Cape. Flinders, levee en 1798. Tooley 631 PP 1812.08

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Full Title:

Carte des Iles Hunter No 8

Date:

C1812

Mapmaker:

Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779 - 1842)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued. Wide untrimmed margins.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 415mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte des Iles Hunter No 8 - Antique Print from 1812

Genuine antique
dated:

1812

Description:

Map of Hunter Island off N.W. coast of Tasmania showing tracks of Le Casuarina. Inset: Iles Hunter d’apres la carte du Cape. Flinders, levee en 1798. Tooley 631 PP 1812.08

Biography:

Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779-1842)

Louis de Freycinet in command of the Uranie left Toulon on 17 September 1817. His wife Rose had been smuggled aboard, and her presence was acknowledged by the time they reached Gibraltar. They made the usual French passage via Tenerife, Rio, the Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius, where Louis was reunited briefly with his brother Henri, then serving as the Governor.

The Uranie reached Shark Bay on 12 September 1818 and spent some time there, setting up an observatory and making further thorough surveys of the inlets and coast; it was during this visit that Freycinet also finally removed the Vlamingh plate.

From western Australia they headed to Coupang in Timor, and crossed to Dili, where the expedition was received in great state by the Governor. The vessel then picked its way northeast via Amboina, Pisang, Rawak and the coast of New Guinea, reaching Guam in mid-March 1819.

The expedition stayed in Guam for eleven weeks before heading to

Hawaii, which was first sighted on 5 August; they anchored in Kealakekua Bay three days later. They spent an important fortnight in the islands, making stays at Lahaina and Honolulu, and meeting any number of important figures there.

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