C1808

Plan d'une Partie de la Terre Napolean.

Mapmaker:

Henri Louis Freycinet (1777 - 1840)

Bridgewater Bay The first printed map of Bridgewater Bay by Louis Claude Freycinet (1779-1842) , cartographer on board the ill-fated Baudin expedition. He produced all the engraved charts for the official account of the voyage. The charts of the South … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan d’une Partie de la Terre Napolean.

Date:

C1808

Mapmaker:

Henri Louis Freycinet (1777 - 1840)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

175mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan d'une Partie de la Terre Napolean. - Antique Print from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Bridgewater Bay The first printed map of Bridgewater Bay by Louis Claude Freycinet (1779-1842) , cartographer on board the ill-fated Baudin expedition. He produced all the engraved charts for the official account of the voyage. The charts of the South coast are the first engraved charts ever made of those areas. Rare


Tooley 616 PP 1811.

Biography:

Henri Louis Freycinet (1777-1840)

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 soe 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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