Chart of the Great Pacific Ocean or South Sea, To Illustrate the Voyage of Discovery made by the Boussole and Astrolabe in the Years 1785, 86, 87 & 88.
Engraved map with hand colouring, platemark 400 x 520mm (15¾ x 20½"). Trimmed close to plate; mount burn to edges, nicks and tears to edges.
Map published originally as part of 'Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage' (1798). The voyages of Lapérouse (1741-88?) covered much of the Pacific region, and are here marked onto the map. He is last recorded in Botany Bay, Australia, after which he and his ships disappeared. The map shows that much of Australia and Tasmania was yet to be charted.
[Ref: 27247] £230.00