An extraordinary example of one of the greatest French maps of Australia, dated 1808 and drawn up by Louis de Freycinet for his atlas of the Baudin voyage published in 1812. This example has been used by Freycinet to calculate the size of the landmass, with ruled squares and sectors of coastlines individually calculated and listed in the margins. Freycinet calculated the size at 253,200 square nautical miles (384,375 square land miles). He compares this size with other continents ... Europe, asia, Americas and Africa. This map of the l;andmass shows the extent and quality of Freycinet's knowledge of Australia.