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Detailed plan of Port des Francais, from the Atlas Du Voyage De La Pérouse.

From the voyages of La Pérouse who set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 and died during the voyage, but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L'Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides. Attractive sea chart showing the entrance to Port des Français. Engraved by BOUCLET.