[Hawaii] La Perouse, Carte Des Partes Des Isles Sandwich...Carte Des Isles Sandwich... Paris, 1797. 27 x 19¼. BW. Small rust spot in lower graticule. Slight worming and two blueish stains in margins well outside plate mark, else VG. $1,250.00
Two maps on one sheet, each of which follows the tracks of the frigates Boussole and Astrolabe under the command of Jean-Francoise De Galoup La Perouse in 1787. La Perouse and his ships disappeared in 1788 but fortunately not before he had sent his journals and maps back to France. In 1826 wreckage was found on reefs in the New Hebrides and the mystery of his fate was solved. Cox, Literature Of Travel, I, p. 67.
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