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LAPIE, P. - Oceanique centrale.

LAPIE, P. - Oceanique centrale.
Oceanique centrale. - LAPIE, P.
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Title : Oceanique centrale..
Map maker : LAPIE, P..
Date : Paris, 1812.
Size : 8.7 x 11.8 inches. / 22.0 x 30.0 cm.
Colouring : Original o/l colour.

Description :Only the second complete published map of Australia. Engraved by J.B.Tardieu and prepared by Giraldon. From Conrad Malte-Brun's Atlas complét du Precis de la Géographie Universelle. . .
Following the publication of Freycinet's complete map of Australia the year before, Tardieu engraved this map of Australia based directly on the Freycinet map.
Lapie's map lists mainly French nomenclature along the south coast, although there are three acknowledgements of Flinders (and Grant's) presence in the area: 'I'Decres' ('I. Des Kangourous selon Flinders'): C.Bouflers ('C.Northumberland selon Flinders and Grant'); C.Brune (C.Catastrophe selon Flinders).
Lapie's map features an attractive vignette of a wombat, bandicoot, Aboriginal and a canoe - based on illustrations by Lesueur. Charles Lesueur was the young artist on Baudin's voyage, famous for his fine illustrations of Australian animals.
Pierre Lapie was the first geographer to the King of France and Chief of the Topographic section of the War Office.
Tooley, Mapping of Australia 843, Plate 67.
Condition : Good condition.

ID: 31010

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