A voyage round the world : performed in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe, under the command of J.F.G. de La Perouse
Charts and plates to La Perouse's voyage

Author: La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
Milet-Mureau, L. A. (Louis Antoine), 1756-1825
Uniform Title: Voyage de Lapérouse autour du monde. English
Responsibility: published by order of the National Assembly, under the superintendence of L.A. Milet-Mureau
Place: London
Publisher: Printed by A. Hamilton, for G.G. and J. Robinson ... [etc]
Date Published: 1799
Description: 2 v. ; 31 cm. (4to) + 1 atlas (69 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps ; 48 cm. (fol.))
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 910.41 L311 c rgsp 910.41 L311 d (Atlas)
Subject: La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup de, comte de, 1741-1788--Travel
La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup de, comte de, 1741-1788--Diaries
Astrolabe (Frigate)
Boussole (Frigate)
Voyages around the world--Early works to 1800
Discoveries in geography--French--Early works to 1800
Northwest Passage--Discovery and exploration--French--Early works to 1800
Pacific Ocean--Discovery and exploration--French--Early works to 1800
Pacific Area--Discovery and exploration--French--Early works to 1800
Oceania--Discovery and exploration--French--Early works to 1800
Australia--Discovery and exploration--French--Early works to 1800
Explorers--Pacific Area--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers--Pacific Area--Diaries--Early works to 1800
Explorers, French--Biography--Early works to 1800
Explorers, French--Diaries--Early works to 1800
Ship captains--France--Biography--Early works to 1800
Ship captains--France--Diaries--Early works to 1800
Travellers' writings, French--Early works to 1800
French diaries--18th century
Atlases, French
Biography: La Pérouse (1741-c.1788) was a French explorer and naval captain. "After serving in the French navy for 29 years, he was, in 1785, placed in command of an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean and to find a western approach to the North West Passage. With two ships, L'Astrolabe and La Boussole, he sailed as far north as Mount St Elias, Alaska, and across the Pacific to the Hawaiian Islands, Macao, and the Philippines. ... [He] sailed through the Sea of Japan (East Sea), stopping at Korea and Japan, and continued north to the Tatar Strait. Between the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaido he discovered a passage that was subsequently named La Pérouse Strait." He then reached Australia. "In 1788, after setting sail from Botany Bay, the party vanished. Wreckage of his two vessels was found in 1826 off Vanikoro Island, north of the New Hebrides." His "Voyage Around the World", based on his notes sent to Paris in 1787, was published posthumously (1797; trans. 1798) --Microsoft Encarta 2006.
Notes: "In two volumes. Illustrated by a variety of charts and plates in a separate folio volume" English translation of: Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde (F251, F268) Atlas has the date 1798 in the imprint, and title page: Charts and plates to La Perouse's voyage. Provenance (RGS copy): York Gate Library.
Cited: York Gate Library ; no. 2404