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LA PEROUSE, J. - Plan of Port des Francais on the North West Coast of America in 58° 37’ Latitude North and 139° 50 of Longitude West Discovered in July, 1786. . .
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Plan of Port des Francais on the North West Coast of America in 58° 37’ Latitude North and 139° 50 of Longitude West Discovered in July, 1786. . . - LA PEROUSE, J.
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Title : Plan of Port des Francais on the North West Coast of America in 58° 37’ Latitude North and 139° 50 of Longitude West Discovered in July, 1786. . ..
Map maker : LA PEROUSE, J..
Date : Paris, 1786.
Size : 15.0 x 19.7 inches. / 38.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured
Description :A fine copperplate chart of the 'Port des Francais' in Alaska. After reaching the northwest coast of America, at the height of Mount Saint-Elie, after one year of navigation, La Pérouse discovers a magnificent bay dominated by high mountains and lined with glaciers.
He named it 'Port-des-Français', and stayed there from July 3rd to 30th, 1786.
From La Perouse’s “ATLAS DU VOYAGE DE LA PEROUSE”. Published by G.G & J. Robinson in London in 1798. Engraved by Neale.
Jean François de Galaup, Comte de Lapérouse (1741–1788) was a French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceana. He was considered the French version of Captain Cook.
Condition : With archival repairs along the centrefold. Also some toning along centrefold.
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