The Journal of Jean-Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, 1785-1788

Author(s): Jean Francois De Galaup De Laperouse; Jean-Francois de Galoupe de La Perouse; John Dunmore (Editor)

Nautical | Biography | Travel | Pacific

During the second half of the 18th century, Britain and France despatched a number of major expeditions to the Pacific. The greatest contribution by far was that of James Cook, but the voyages of Bougainville, Surville and Marion du Fresne had each played an important part in Pacific exploration. After Cook's death, France, with the active support of Louis XVI, organized a large-scale expedition to the Pacific, planned to last four years, concentrating on areas of the Pacific left unexplored or inadequately explored by Cook. It was to be led by an experienced and highly-regarded naval officer, Galaup de La Perouse. All the major French scientific societies and savants of the times co-operated in drawing up the instructions and, overseas, such men as Joseph Banks willingly assisted.

2 volumes


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  • : 9780904180381
  • : The Hakluyt Society
  • : January 1994
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  • : Jean Francois De Galaup De Laperouse; Jean-Francois de Galoupe de La Perouse; John Dunmore (Editor)
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