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Papers of Louis de Freycinet relating to meteorology, sea temperatures and L'Uranie voyage, 1785-1834
Bib ID 6857249
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [between 1785 and 1834] 
0.07 m (1 security binder) 
Summary

Comprising notes, tables, observations and calculations prepared by Freycinet relating to sea temperatures, meteorology, navigation and cartography. Includes notes on L'Uranie voyage 1817-1820, notes on traversing the Straits of Magellan in 1786, weather observations on Port Jackson. There are also documents relating to other voyages.

Biography/History

Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet was a cartographic surveyor and naturalist. In 1800 he joined an expedition under Nicolas Baudin to explore the south and south-west coasts of Australia in the ships Naturaliste and Geographe. He commanded an expedition to circumnavigate the globe and conduct research into the shape of the Earth, meteorology and terrestrial magnetism, sailing from Toulon in September 1817 in L'Uranie with his wife Rose, who secreted herself aboard. He set up an observatory at Shark Bay and charted the coastal regions in 1818, and sailed for Timor and various parts of the Pacific before landing in Port Jackson late in 1819. L'Uranie was wrecked on the Falkland Islands on the return voyage to France.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS 10168.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1126322515

Subjects Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842 -- Archives.  |  Uranie (Ship)  |  Cartographers -- France -- Archives.  |  Surveyors -- France -- Archives.  |  Naturalists -- France -- Archives.  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Scientific expeditions.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Time Coverage 1785-1834 
Occupation Cartographers.  |  Surveyors.  |  Naturalists.  |  Explorers.
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