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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

LAPIE, Pierre. [A decorative early 19th century world map]
Mappe-Mondes sur Diverses Projections. Paris, c. 1812. Coloured. 360 x 540mm.
A double hemisphere world map, centred on Sumatra, with five smaller projections in the corners and lower cusp. In the upper cusp is the title, on a banner held aloft by allegorical figures of the continents, with Venus on her scallop shell in the foreground surrounded by mermaids. From Conrad Malte-Brun's 'Précis de la Géographie Universelle', prepared by Giraldon and engraved by Chamouin.
[Ref: 14221]    £480.00 ($614 • €550 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

LAPIE, Pierre. [Map of the Pacific with the routes of the explorers]
Océanie ou Australasie et Polynesie Dediee et Presentee au Roi... Paris: Bassett: 1817. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 510 x 760mm.
Detailed chart of the Pacific with spider's web of explorers' routes, including Byron, Cook, Vancouver and la Perouse. Published in 1817 the dedication is to Louis XVIII, the Bourbon king restored to the French throne after the final defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
[Ref: 12655]    £1,200.00 ($1,536 • €1,374 rates)


 Australia 

LAPIE, Pierre. [Early 19th century map of Australia]
Oceanique Centrale. Paris, c.1810. Original outline colour. 250 x 320mm.
A map of Australia, engraved by J.B.Tardieu for Conrad Malte-Brun's 'Atlas complét du Precis de la Géographie Universelle. . .', based on Freycinet's map of continental Australia published the year before. It lists mainly French nomenclature along the south coast, although there are three acknowledgements of Flinders (and Grant's) presence in the area: 'I'Decres' ('I. Des Kangourous selon Flinders'): C.Bouflers ('C.Northumberland selon Flinders and Grant'); C.Brune (C.Catastrophe selon Flinders). The decorative title vignette features a wombat, bandicoot, Aborigine and a canoe, basedon illustrations by Charles Lesueur (1778-1846), the artist on Nicolas Baudin's voyage of 1801. TOOLEY: Mapping of Australia 843, Plate 67.
[Ref: 15415]    £400.00 ($512 • €458 rates)


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