Auction or Gallery status
User login

Forgot your password or username?



Lot number: 34255
We guarantee the authenticity of this item.
Inquire about this item.

zoom antique map image Full screen

Estimates : $ 360 - $ 500
Item is sold for $ 400

H!BCoR*** help

Publisher: LA PÉROUSE, J.F.G.
Title: Carte des decouvertes, faites en 1787 dans les mers de Chine et de Tartarie, par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe, depuis leur depart de Manille jusqu'à leur arrivee au Kamtschatka. 1ere. feuille.
Published: Paris, 1797

Size: 19.4 x 27.0 inches.
49.3 x 68.5 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  A good and dark impression, very good. Folded, as issued.
 Condition Rating

La Pérouse's important chart depicting the discoveries he made in 1787 in the seas of China and Tartary. The travels are charted from the Philippines to the south of Taiwan and the Pescadores. The ship swings around the eastern side of the island and goes north to a passage between Korea and Japan.
The Ryukyus are disproportionate.

Engraved by Bouclet and published in the Atlas volume that accompanied the important account of 1785 scientific expedition under the command of Comte de Jean Francois Galoup la Perouse set out with two ships, "Boussole" and "Astrolabe," to circumnavigate the world.
The voyage turned out to be destined to an unfortunate fate. La Perouse stopped in Botany Bay, Australia, where he left letters and his journals. The ships left for France and were never heard from again. In 1826 the remains of the two vessels were found on an island north of the New Hebrides.
See "Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America" by Henry R. Wagner, pp.199-201.

Showing his route passing Taiwan. More about Taiwan or Ilha-Formosa maps. [+]

Reference: The mapping of Taiwan, pp. 78, 79..

condition ratingThumbnail Catalogue catalogueCatalogue | Most popularmost popular | No Reserve Items. | Your Invoices invoice
Item category: Asia | Taiwan

Bid received! - You have to Place a higher bid to become the new bidholder. Bid Holder:   |  Bid Date/Time:

Add to your watch list | Forgotten my password / Username | Register now | Send to a friend
Ask question about this lot! | Help / FAQshelp | How the auction works

NOTE : The Reserve prices are disclosed 24 hours before closing in My BidPage / Auction Watch.
Check here closing time for your time zone.
- Items who do not reach their reserve are no longer available after the closing.
- Outbid notification and image Zoomify will be disabled 30 minutes prior to the auction closing ! colour
- You may place a new bid at the suggested minimum bid increment, or any higher amount in which case the Proxy Bid function will raise your bids with the minimum increase necessary to win the bidding (up to your maximum bid).


Click image to zoom antique map image | description

Item category: Asia | Taiwan

Bidding at auction
In order to place bids you must register with us. It is free, and we automatically update you about future auctions.
Bids are placed in the bidding table on this page or from My Bid Page / Auction Watch. The bidding table shows the mininimum bid, high and low estimate and the time left before the auction closes. The highest bid received after closing wins!.
You may place a bid by entering any amount equal or higher than the starting bid or the minimum bid indicated on the bid page.
You may place a new bid at the suggested minimum bid increment, or any higher amount in which case the Proxy Bid function will raise your bids with the minimum increase necessary to win the bidding (up to your maximum bid).
If there has been a bid in the last 5 minutes before the closing, that individual item will remain open, until there have been no bids received for 5 minutes. more
Note : Outbid notification and zoom image are disabled 30 minutes prior to the auction closing ! colour
Place your bids now, auction is closing sooner than you think !.
Return to item description

Buyers' premium
The buyer pays, on top of the hammer price, a premium of 15% on the first $30,000 and 10% on the excess.
The invoice will be available 2 hours after the closing.

A onetime flat shipping fee of $ 30 will be added to your bill. This includes Priority Mail, packing and Insurance. If the item fits in a small envelope we charge less. (more)

Hold Shipment option
At no additional charge, Paulus Swaen allows you to put your shipping on hold. This can be incredibly convenient for people who want to buy several items at different auctions and ship them together.
The service is free and you pay only one shipment fee.

Certificate of authenticityWarranty
We warranty the authenticity of each old map, print, atlas, medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. There is no time limitation to this garantuee.
- Splits, tears, discolouration and other defects are carefully noted. In addition we use a condition rating system certificate
 If the condition report does not show remarks about splits, tears, discolouration, etc; this means there are non to be found in the item!.
- We use the following colour key in our catalogue: "Original colours"; means that the colours have been applied around the time the map was issued.  "Coloured"; If the colours are applied recently or at the end of the 20st century. Read more help
-Any lot differing from the catalogue description may be returned for a full refund. help
- A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired antique map, print, medieval manuscript.
The certificate can be downloaded from your invoice page.

For more details about how this auction works, click here.
Many answers are also likely to find in help section: help.

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction
is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints. It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts. We are in the map business for 40 years!


Return to top