Plan de l'Ile St. Augustin - Plan de l'ile Rotouma - Tardieu (c.1830)

  • Technic: Engraving on laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Lower margin stained and foxed. A crease in the lower margin. Two small tears in the lower margin. Top margin browned and foxed. A closed tear in the left margin (backed with acid-free archival tape). A horizontal fold in the middle of the sheet (original?). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1830
  • Overall size: 16,5 x 23,2 inch
  • Image size: 14,1 x 19,3 inch

Description: Antique Map, titled: 'Plan de l'Ile St. Augustin; Plan de l'ile Rotouma.' - Two maps of islands in the Fijian region: one of the islands is Rotuma, the other identified as Ile St. Augustin (Saint Augustin Island). Both maps also give a profile of the island, as well as the course of exploration voyages.

This map was originally drawn for Louis-Isidore Duperrey's "Voyage Autour du Monde", 1825. However, this is clearly a somewhat later edition, as the course of La Bayonnaise (1828) is shown.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Ambroise Tardieu'. Author: Louis-Isidore Duperrey. Engraved by Ambroise Tardieu. Maps drawn by Lottin and Duperrey. Author: Louis-Isidore Duperrey.