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Carte de l'Archipel des Navigateurs {cartographic material] : découvert par M. de Bougainville en Mai 1768, et reconnu par les frégates françaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe en Decembre 1787 / ecrit par Hérault
Bib ID 4926109
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline [{cartographic material]
Author
La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [ca. 1:670,000] (W 174°00'--W 168°57'/S 12°21'--S 15°06'). 
Description [Paris : L'Imprimerie de la République, An V, 1797] 
1 map ; 47 x 65.7 cm. on sheet 59 x 83.3 cm. 
Full contents
  • Inset map: Extrait des cartes du Voyage de M. de Bougainville : autour du Monde en 1768.
  • Inset longitudinal views: 3e. Vue de Pola, prise en I
  • 2e. Vue de Pola, prise en H
  • 3e. Vue de Pola, prise en G
  • Vue de Pola, prise en F
  • 1ere. Vue de Maouna, prise en D
  • 2e. Vue de Pola, prise en E
  • 1ere. Vue d'Opoun, restant a 20 Lieues au S O 1/4 S
  • 2e. Vue d'Opoun, prise en A
  • 3e. Vue d'Opoun, prise en B
 
Notes

First printed map of the islands of Samoa, previously named the Navigator Islands by French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811) in 1768. Includes 11 coastal views of Pola, Oyolava, Maouna and Opoun, with a table listing islands and their coordinates. Relief shown by hachures.

Map extracted from: La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788. Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse / dessine par J.M. Moreau le Jeune ; grave par Ph. Triere ; L. Aubert, scripsit. Paris : L'imprimerie de la République, 1797. Map no. 64.

La Pérouse was appointed in 1785 by Louis XVI and his minister of marine, the Marquis de Castries, to lead an expedition around the world. Its aims were to complete the Pacific discoveries of James Cook (whom La Pérouse greatly admired), correct and complete maps of the area, establish trade contacts, open new maritime routes and enrich French science and scientific collections. The expedition continued to Tonga and then to Australia.

Contact with Europeans began in the early 18th century. Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729), a Dutchman, was the first known European to sight the Samoan islands in 1722. This visit was followed by a French explorer, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811), the man who named them the Navigator Islands in 1768.

In French.

Subjects Samoan Islands -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.  |  Samoan Islands -- 1787 -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1787 
Other authors/contributors Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de, comte, 1729-1811  |  Hérault  |  La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788. Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse

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