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Pierre M. Lapie: Oceanique Centrale

Map: AUNZ2825
 
Cartographer: Pierre M. Lapie
Title: Oceanique Centrale
Date: 1812
Published: Paris
Width: 12 inches / 31 cm
Height: 9 inches / 23 cm
Map ref: AUNZ2825
Description:
The second printed map to show the entirety of Australia, including the discoveries of Freycinet and Flinders. This map was published within a year of Freycinet's landmark map of the continent, the first to correctly show the full outline of Australia. It contains the most up-to-date information available. In three locations disputed English names, as designated by Flinders, are shown in parentheses alongside the French names.

The wonderful vignette featuring a wombat, a bandicoot, and an Aboriginal hunter is based on the drawings by Charles Lesueur, a naturalist who sailed to Australia on the Baudin expedition of 1801 and collected over 100,000 specimens.

Original hand-colour. [AUNZ2825]