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Description:This large finely engraved original antique map of the North Island of New Zealand was engraved in 1827 - dated - and was published in the 1833 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe.
Fine early chart of New Zealand's north island and parts of the south island, showing the 1827 track of the voyages around the island of the Astrolabe. Only the coastlines surveyed during this voyage and explored are noted. Dumont d'Urville was a French navigator who led an important expedition to the Pacific aboard theAstrolabe (named in memory of La Perouse's flagship) and made significant contributions to the mapping of New Zealand. This chart was made in conjunction with Victor Charles Lottin. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm) Plate size: - 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None