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Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardière (1755-1834)
Atlas Pour Servir à la Relation du Voyage à la Recherche de La Pérouse Fait par ordre de l'Assemblée Constituante Pendant les années 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ère. et la 2de. année de la République Françoise.
Paris: Chez H. J. Jansen. Paris: Chez H.J. Jansen, 1800. Atlas Only Atlas only, without the two quarto volumes of text, 1800. Engraved throughout with title, folding map and 43 plates, ink signature at head of title, damp-staining and worming at foot of the pages (from plate 30 onwards), mostly marginal to plates but occasionally affecting caption. Title and map more severely marked and foxed, contemporary vellum-backed marbled boards, rather worn and stained. Atlas dimensions: folio [20 x 14 inches or 51cm x 36cm]. Atlas: Engraved title, folding map, and 43 plates. Atlas to the First edition of the official published account of the search for La Pérouse, by the naturalist on the d'Entrecasteaux expedition. After three years had passed with no news of the fate of the La Perouse's ships, in 1791 a new expedition was launched with the dual mission of searching for La Perouse but also making inquiries into the natural sciences and commerce of the region. "Rear-Admiral Bruny D'Entrecasteaux received command of the expedition which consisted of two ships of about five hundred tons burden [La Recherche and L'Espérance]. Proceeding via the cape of Good Hope to Tasmania, extensive investigations of its coastline were made. New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, the Admiralty Islands, Tonga, New Britain and other groups were visited, but no trace of the missing navigator was found. The expedition made several important contributions to geographical knowledge, and the investigations of the naturalists into productions of countries visited were of special value … [Click Below for Full Description]
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