New Guinea

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757Coming Soon!DetailsBeautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois1793
Carte Generale de la Partie du Grand Archipel d'Asie
Beautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois
$550.00Beautemps-Beaupre--Charles-FrancoisCarte-Generale-de-la-Partie-du-Grand-Archipel-d-AsieChart of the waters and islands lying to the north of Australia including portions of the Ceram Sea, Arafura Sea, Banda Sea, and Molucca Sea, Key geographical features include a passage labeled "Dampier Strait", Waigeo ( Waigiou ), Batanta, Ceram, Ambon, Northern New Guinea, and Sulawesi ( Celebes ) and Timor. Much of the coastline of these islands is left blank because as of 1793 they were still uncharted and unexplored. <br></br> The map shows the track of two ships, the Recherche and Espérance , as they conducted an expedition (1791 - 1793) led by French Rear-Admiral Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux to find the missing ships of Jean-François de La Pérouse of whom nothing had been heard since March 1788.