Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(ALASKA.) La Perouse, Jean-François de Galaup. Plan du Port des Français sur la Cote du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique. Large engraved folding chart of Lituya Bay on the southern Alaskan coast. 23x30 inches sheet size, wide margins; some irregularities at folds, small waterstain at top edge, deckle edges top and bottom. Paris, 1797

Additional Details

21 of the crew from Perouse's ships, the Boussole and the Astrolabe, were killed while attempting to take soundings of the inlet and their smaller boats were overcome by its erratic tidal activity.