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The Mapping of North America

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A rare chart of coast of Western Australia from Shark Bay in the north to the mouth of the Swan River and the present-day site of the city of Perth. Louis-Claude de Saulses de Freycinet (1777-1840) made two voyages to Australia. The first under Nicolas Thomas Baudin from 1800-03. By 1816 he had drawn up his own plans for another voyage which received the approval of Louis XVIII. In 1817 he left in the ‘Uranie’ and called at Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Australia, Hawaii, and various Pacific islands. It is particularly noted for its scientific contributions. He revisited Shark’s Bay in Western Australia which he here more accurately surveys. In doing so he identified a particularly dangerous sand bar. The results appeared in a mammoth 13 volume work. This chart appearing in the extremely rare atlas entitled ‘Navigation et Hydrographie’ in 2 volumes, published in 1826. ADNB; Ferguson (1975) 941; Howgego (2004) F32; not in Tooley Australia.
FREYCINET, Louis Claude de Saulces de

Carte de la Baie des Chiens-Marins (a la Nouvelle - Hollande)

Paris, 1826
510 x 350 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 10568


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