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Title Charts and Voyages to La Pérouse's Voyage
Reference 910.4 L31at F
Library Hawaiian Historical Society
Date 01 Nov 1798
Publisher G G and J Robinson
Place of Publication London
Author / Creator de La Perouse, Jean Francois Galaup
Description The colour plates accompanying Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse's account of a French voyage around the world between 1785 and 1788. This expedition was intended as a complement to the explorations of Captain Cook, but because the expedition disappeared in 1788 only fragmentary information has survived. The ships Boussole and Astrolabe were in Hawaiian waters, off the coast of Makena, Maui, for only a few days in May 1786, but long enough for one of the artists aboard to render the first view of the island.
Document Type Printed Book
Theme(s) Race Relations; Exploration and Discovery
Keywords nature, geography, islands, flora and fauna, culture, indigenous people, customs, dress, clothes, lifestyle, voyage, sea, ship, maps, expedition, art
Countries USA; Canada; Russia; China; Philippines; Japan
Places Hawaii; Easter Island; Pacific Ocean; Pacific Northwest; California; Kamchatka; Taiwan
Ports San Francisco, USA; Monterey, USA; San Blas, USA; San Diego, USA; Macau, China; Manilla, Philippines
Ships Boussole, Astrolabe
Additional Information Translated from the original French and published in the UK.

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