Maps, Samoa Islands, archipelago, Bouclet
"Carte de l'Archipel des Navigateurs Decouvert par M. de Bougaiville en Mai 1768 et reconnue par les Fregates Francais la Boussole et L'Astolabe en Decembre 1787"
Copper etching by Bouclet. Paris, ca 1825
Island profiles are shown as well as an inset
First discovered by Dutch captain Reggeveen in 1722, the Samoa Islands were first mapped by Bougainville in 1768 and revisited and more delicately mapped during the Voyage of Captain Jean Francois de la Perouse in 1787. The archipelago is nowadays "Unincorporated Territory of the United States of America.
Very good condition. Wide margins. Vertical centerfold.
49,3 x 68,3 (ca. 19.4 x 26.9")