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NEELE - CHART OF DISCOVERIES made in 1787 in the Seas of China & Tartary between Manilla and Avatcha...
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CHART OF DISCOVERIES made in 1787 in the Seas of China & Tartary between Manilla and Avatcha... - NEELE
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Title : CHART OF DISCOVERIES made in 1787 in the Seas of China & Tartary between Manilla and Avatcha....
Map maker : NEELE.
Date : London, 1798.
Size : 19.1 x 15.0 inches. / 48.5 x 38.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured
Description :Attractive chart showing the area from Kamchatka to the Philippines, including Japan and Korea. With early geography of the islands and coasts, lined with numerous place-names. A line tracks the route of the ships through the area.
La Perouse was selected by King Louis XVI to complete Captain James Cook's exploration of the western Pacific. Jean-Francois de Galaup & Comte de La Perouse commanded a French scientific expedition which set sail from France in 1785. The Boussole & Astrolabe with all aboard was shipwrecked in 1788 but the narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. La Perouse explored the coasts of the Gulf of Alaska and northwestern North America in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. After leaving America his expedition continued across the Pacific to Asia. This plate is from the English edition that was published by G. G. & J. Robinson in London in 1798.
Condition : Very good condition with very good impression and attractive colouring. A few small spots and stains, but mainly outside of printed area. Central fold with light toning.
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