Admiralty Chart of Vanikoro in the South Pacific

£250.00

South Pacific Ocean – Santa Cruz Islands – Vanikoro Islands (La Pérouse)

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Title

Admiralty Chart of Vanikoro in the South Pacific

Mapmaker(s)

Admiralty Chart

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1901

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

69 x 103 cm [sheet size]

Full Description

Engraved British chart of Vanikoro, sheet size 69 x 103 cm, black and white, engraved by Edward Weller, centrefold, a little dusty; shows soundings etc, with interior detail of relief. First published in 1873, with corrections to March 1901. The French explorer Jean-François de La Pérouse and the crews of his two vessels were stranded on Vanikoro in 1788, and all ultimately perished. The fate of the expedition remained a mystery until 1826.