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LOUIS-CLAUDE DE SAULCES DE FREYCINET (1779-1842)
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LOUIS-CLAUDE DE SAULCES DE FREYCINET (1779-1842)

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LOUIS-CLAUDE DE SAULCES DE FREYCINET (1779-1842)

[Carte Generale du Detroit de bass]. Engraved chart of the Bass Strait, in proof state, with the title pencilled in, and before the addition of two inset plans of Port Dalrymple and Furneaux Islands, and the ships tracks. The pencilled markings of lettered title. The grid placed around Port Philip and several textual amendments in Freycinet's hand. (lower left portion of chart excised, a few clean tears), mounted 21¾ x 33in. (55.2 x 83.8cm.).

Together with a trial proof on thick paper for the Plan de l'Ille King. [Map 76 in Atlas], with a new graticule inked in in red, and various proof corrections in Freycinet's hand. Pen, ink and pencil annotations and doodles to margins and verso. 12¾ x 19 7/8in. (32.4 x 50.3cm.)

Two fine proofs of these important maps of The Bass Strait chart and King Island in the Bass Strait, with early workings by freycinet. The King Island map is drawn in coastal outline only without the final cliff and vegetation work, but does include the track of the Géographe. (2)
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