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Atlas du voyage de Bruny D'Entrecasteaux Contre-Amiral de France commandant les Fregates LA RECHERCHE et L'ESPERANCE fait par ordre du Gouvernment en 1791,1792 et 1793

Date: 1807
Dimensions:
Overall: 25 x 625 x 460 mm, 4.7 kg
Display Dimensions: 630 x 30 x 465 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00000348
Place Manufactured:Paris

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    Description
    This atlas provides charts and illustrations relating to the 1791-1793 French expedition led by Bruny D'Entrecasteaux. The expedition consisted of the ships RECHERCHE and ESPERANCE and conducted survey work along the south western Australian and Tasmanian coastlines and also searched for the missing La Perouse expedition.
    SignificanceThe atlas documents D'Entrecasteaux's important Pacific voyage which was the first major investigation of Australia by the French. The expedition recorded some of the earliest observations on Indigenous people of Tasmania and south-western Australia along with accounts of the Pacific islands.
    HistoryFrom 1791 to 1793 Admiral Joseph-Antoine Bruny D'Entrecasteaux commanded an expedition in search of the French explorer La Perouse, missing in the Pacific. The expedition was also to conduct scientific work and surveys.

    Stopping briefly at the Cape of Good Hope, the two expedition ships RECHERCHE and ESPERANCE continued to southern Tasmania. During the following years the expedition searched the western Pacific - actually sighting Vanikoro Island in the Solomons (where La Perouse's ships were wrecked) but not stopping there. By 1793 many of the expeditioners were sick and when d'Entrecasteaux died in July, the expedition sailed to Surabaya in the Dutch East Indies where it disintegrated.

    Atlas du Voyage de Bruny D'Entrecasteaux is a compendium of charts and pictures illustrating the progress of the voyage.
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    Primary title: Atlas du voyage de Bruny D'Entrecasteaux Contre-Amiral de France commandant les Fregates LA RECHERCHE et L'ESPERANCE fait par ordre du Gouvernment en 1791,1792 et 1793

    Web title: Atlas du Voyage de Bruny D'Entrecasteaux [Atlas of the Voyage of Bruny D'Entrecasteaux]

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