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Vue d'un Établissement des Habitans du Port des Francais pour la Saison de la Peche.
Vue d'un Établissement des Habitans du Port des Francais pour la Saison de la Peche.
Dessiné par Blondela. Gravé par Le Grand. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22". Crease through middle.
A temporary settlement in Lituya Bay, Alaska (now part of the Glacier Bay Park & Wilderness), used for the fishing season. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked in Kamchatka and spent a year crossing Siberia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 18689]   £360.00  
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Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka.
Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka.
Dessiné par Blondela. Gravé par Masquelier. L. Aubert scripsit.
[Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797.]
Engraving. 390 x 560mm, 15½ x 22". Creases through middle.
A view of Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka peninsula. In 1785 Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741-88) was sent by the French to continue Cook's exploration work in the Pacific, in the ships 'Astrolabe' & 'Boussole'. After three years, during which time he visited Chile, California, Alaska, Kamchatka, the Philippines, Japan and Hawaii, he travelled to Australia. Outside Botany Bay he met up with Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet, after which he set sail and was never seen again, despite an extensive rescue mission. Fortunately La Pérouse took every oportunity to send his work back to France: one crew member disembarked here at Petropavlovsk and spent a year crossing Russia back to France; later journals, charts and letters he left with the British at Botany Bay. Thus his discoveries were not lost with him, but published posthumously in this work, 'Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde..'.
[Ref: 18690]   £350.00  
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