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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. It was published in the ‘Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes’, the so called Peron-Freycinet work published 1806-16. This map appears in the part entitled ‘Navigation et Geographie’. Published in 1812 by Freycinet (1779-1842) it was issued after the death of Peron. This is the first accurate survey of the region and records the anchorage’s of the ‘Naturaliste’, the ‘Geographie’ and the ‘Casuarina’ and the various soundings taken. Their dates and the tracks of the vessels are also recorded. The three inset maps depict the Bay from earlier surveys undertaken by the Dutch in 1697, Dampier in 1699 and St. Alouarn in 1772. The whole is engraved by Boucler. ADNB; Tooley, R.V. (Australia) 646; Perry & Prescott 1812.23.
FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulces de

Carte de la Terre d'Edels et d'une partie de celle d'Endracht

Paris, 1812
750 x 495 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 7317


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