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Old chart of the Galapagos Islands and anchorages
Duperrey, Louis-Isidore
$550.00Duperrey--Louis-IsidoreOld-chart-of-the-Galapagos-Islands-and-anchoragesAntique French copper-plate engraved charts of the <b>Galapagos Islands</b> (Ecuador) and three ports in Colombia. Six charts and plans on a single sheet of heavy wove paper by Duperrey from the "Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825". Published by the Depot de la Marine - Hyd. Fr. N°. 725 N°. 42. <br></br> The charts include the following: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <li>Carte des Iles Gallapagos d'aprés les observationes faites par Vancouver en 1791, par Davidson et le Capt. B. Hall en 1822. </li> <li>Plan de la Baie Albany (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de Mouillage de L'Ile Hood (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de la Baye Salango (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Mouillage de Tacames (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Banc de la Perle (Ile de la Perle)</li> </ul> </div> The <b>Banc de la Perle</b> is significant in that it was there that two British whalers grounded and were lost on April 24th, 1822. The combined crews salvaged parts and built a new vessel, the Deliverance, which some of the crew then sailed to Hawaii. The wreck site lay hidden until it was rediscovered by NOAA divers in 2004. <div class="indenttextblock"> (Pearl Site Survey 2006. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. <a href="" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>