Lithograph. Sheet 340 x 505mm. Foxing, some paper discolouration.
Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Perouse [1741 – 1788] French navigator. In 1785 he took command of a French government expedition that was to search for the Northwest Passage from the Pacific side and to explore along the coasts of America, China, and Siberia and in the South Seas. In 1788 he sailed from Botany Bay and was lost at sea. Facsimile of a letter he wrote to Madame Dalmas de Labessiere included on separate sheet from same volume.
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