1797 · Paris
by LA PEROUSE, J. F.G.
Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, 1797. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Sheet measures 21 1/4" x 28" This chart depicts Easter Island, with a close-up of Cook's Bay. Relief is depicted by hachure, and elevation is shown from several vantage points. Points and peaks of the elevation views correspond to labels on the map. The Bay shows depths, and various structures are labeled. The map appeared as Plate 10 in "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse." It is in very good condition. Stain to upper margin, minor foxing marks. Jean Francois de Galaup (1741-c.1788) was a French Navy officer and explorer known for his travels in Oceania. In 1787, he explored the northeast and mainland Asian coasts in the area of Korea. Other voyages included Alaska, Japan, Australia, and the South Pacific. This map demonstrates some of the many observations and findings made on his journeys. (Inventory #: 299774)