La Pérouse, after. Plan of the Baie de Castries, Russia. Engraving map. 1797.
La Pérouse, after. Plan of the Baie de Castries, Russia. Engraving map. 1797.
La Pérouse, after. Plan of the Baie de Castries, Russia. Engraving map. 1797.
La Pérouse, after. Plan of the Baie de Castries, Russia. Engraving map. 1797.
La Pérouse, after. Plan of the Baie de Castries, Russia. Engraving map. 1797.
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Author: La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788.
Cartographer: Gérard Sébastien Bernizet (1760 - 1788) was a French cartographer and geographical engineer. He is best known for his work as the chief cartographer on the La Perouse Expedition from 1785 to 1789.
Engraver and publisher: L. Aubert (French, 1782-1810 (fl. c.), letter engraver on plates published in Paris (The British Museum).
Title: Plan de la Baie de Castries située sur la côte orientale de Tartarie.
Titled, Dated, and Signed in platesous l'inspection de M. de la Pérouse. L. Aubert scripsit.
Dimensions: Image 19 1/4" x 26 3/4". Sheet 22 1/2' x 31 1/4".
EditionVoyage de La Pérouse autour du monde. Paris, Imprimerie de la République, 1797.
Date: 1797.

Materials and Techniques: Etching and engraving on laid paper. Folded as issued.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Dumpstains, wear, wrinkles, remnants of supporting paper verso. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Part of
Atlas du Voyage de la Pérouse, N. 52. The atlas includes 69 maps and plates, 21 of which are folded. It is part of a four-volume scientific expedition that made observations on the northwest coast, including Alaska and California. 
Museums and Libraries: Biodiversity Heritage Library G477.L36 1797. 
Note: De-Kastri (Russian: Де-Ка́стри) is a rural locality (a settlement) in Ulchsky District of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. The bay was discovered by La Pérouse and named after the sponsor of the expedition—the then Secretary of State of the French Navy, the Marquis de Castries.
Acknowledgement: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of a similar item from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.