Duperrey, Louis-Isidore

Chart of French Polynesia with Tahiti and Bora Bora

Carte des îles Pomotou situées à l'est des îles de la Société drefsee par M.L.I. Duperrey, Capitaine du Frigate, Commandant la Corvette de S.M. la Coquille

DESCRIPTION: Antique French hydrographic chart with the islands of Pomotou (Tuamotu Islands or French Polynesia). Other names include Archipel Dangereux, Archipel des Pomotou, Archipel des Tuamotu, Tuamotu Archipelago, Tuamotu Islands, and Îles Tuamotu. Includes the Society Islands ( Archipel de la Société ) of Tahiti ( Taiti ), Emeo, Huaheine, Bora Bora and many others and the Toubouai Islands.

Produced by French explorer Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865). Duperrey served as marine hydrologist to de Freycinet aboard the Uranie and commanded the corvette la Coquille on its westward world circumnavigation during the period 1822–1825 with Jules Dumont d'Urville as second in command. WorldCat only records one copy of this chart- at the Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.

Contains the tracks of many early voyages through the Pacific islands with dates of discovery for many islands. Discoverers include: Vancouver (1791), Carteret (1767), Bligh and Portlock (1792), Cook (1769), de Bougainville (1768), Lemaire and Schouten (1616) . Number 684.

CREATOR: Duperrey, Louis-Isidore


GEOGRAPHIC AREA: French Polynesia

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Clean bright with wide 3" margins. On chain-laid paper. Surface is a bit crinkled/creased from light folding, most could be flattened out. One or two insignificant small repaired tears at the marginal edges well away from the content.


ENGRAVER: Ambroise Tardieu

SIZE: 29 " x 18 "


PRICE: $575


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