1797 la Pérouse - Carte particulaire de la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique

1797 French sea chart of Northern California, including San Francisco Bay

Title:

Carte particulaire de la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique, 3e Feuille

Map maker:

Jean François Galoup, Comte de la Pérouse

Place and Year:

Paris, 1797

Dimensions:

50 x 69 cm (19.7 x 27.2 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Attractive and important large chart from La Pérouse's Voyage autour du Monde. This is the third sheet of La Perouse’s examination of the west coast of what is now the United States; this chart covers the coastal area between 46° and 36° north from Monterey to Cap Rond.

It is in bare outline except for Monterey (which La Pérouse actually visited), Cape Mendocino (where a volcano is noted), Cape Blanc and Cape Rond, all of which have some topographic detail shown. The is also a rough outline of the entrance and Port de St. Francis (San Francisco).

The map charts the course which the ships traveled.

CONDITION NOTES

Overall wear with some discoloration.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00235

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