C1808

Plan du Port du Roi-George (Terre de Nuyts). Plan de la Baie du Geographe (Terre de Leuwin)

Rare early c.19th French map from the accounts of Nicholas Baudin’s historic voyage of exploration. Two maps on one sheet 1. Map of King George’s Sound (Albany) with most of the names derived from Vancouver except for Riviere des Francais … Read Full Description

$A 1,450

In stock

S/N: VDATA02Q-015-AM-WA–186548
(C092)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Plan du Port du Roi-George (Terre de Nuyts). Plan de la Baie du Geographe (Terre de Leuwin)

Date:

C1808

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 175mm

Paper Size: 

337mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan du Port du Roi-George (Terre de Nuyts). Plan de la Baie du Geographe (Terre de Leuwin) - Antique Map from 1808

Genuine antique
dated:

1808

Description:

Rare early c.19th French map from the accounts of Nicholas Baudin’s historic voyage of exploration.

Two maps on one sheet 1. Map of King George’s Sound (Albany) with most of the names derived from Vancouver except for Riviere des Francais (now Kaglan River) and the Port des Deux-Peuples (now Two People Bay) Map 2. Geographie Bay as charted by the Baudin expedition 1803.

From: Peron, F. Voyage de Decouvertes Aux Terres Australes Historique.

References:
Perry, T. & Prescott, D. A guide to maps of Australia in books published 1780-1830. Canberra 1996: p.190 1824.08 & 1811.18.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 978/9.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 1329.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987:.
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 619, pl.43.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: pp.153-159, c.78-81, 82.


Collections:
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number2010.96.16
National Library Australia: Bib ID 87123
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/bpt6k74602q

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.

View other items by Henri Louis Freycinet

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.