C1811

Carte d'une partie de la Terre Napoleon No 18

Large scale chart from the important French voyage of exploration of Australia, under the command of Nicholas Baudin. This is the first printed map of the area. Map of the southern coastline of Australia from Cape Blanche to Cape Adieu, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte d’une partie de la Terre Napoleon No 18

Date:

C1811

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

715mm 
x 455mm

Paper Size: 

845mm 
x 582mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte d'une partie de la Terre Napoleon No 18 - Antique Map from 1811

Genuine antique
dated:

1811

Description:

Large scale chart from the important French voyage of exploration of Australia, under the command of Nicholas Baudin. This is the first printed map of the area.

Map of the southern coastline of Australia from Cape Blanche to Cape Adieu, South Australia showing tracks of Le Geographe in 1802 and Le Casuarina in 1803.

From Peron Voyage de Decouvertes Aux Terres Australes.

References:
Tooley 641 PP 1812.18

Collections:
National Library of Australia:  Bib ID823557

Henri Louis Freycinet (1777 - 1840)

Freycinet was 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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