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Author: La Pérouse, Jean François de Galaup de
Title: Carte des Parties de Iles Sandwich qui ont été Visitées au Mois de Mai 1786 par les Frégates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe Assujettie aux Observations faites a borde de ces Frégates
Place Published: Paris
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Date Published: 1797
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On sheet with: "Carte des Iles Sandwich, assujettie aux observations faites a bord des Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe, pour les parties qui ont ete visitees par ces Fretates, et aux Observations du Capitaine Cook pour les autres parties de cet Archipel." Together, 2 copper-engraved maps/charts on 1 sheet. Overall 69x50 cm. (27x19½") plus margins.



The top map is derived strictly from the observations taken by the La Pérouse expedition, the bottom map adds the observations made by Captain Cook some 15 years before those of La Pérouse. Provenance: H. Lawrence Wilsey of Pebble Beach, California.

Condition
Some foxing, paper thin in a few small spots; light staining to left margin, top and bottom margins folded over with holes/chips from earlier matting; very good overall.
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La Perouse maps Hawaii, 1797

Estimate $500 - $800Jan 25, 2018
Starting Price $250
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