Freycinet, Louis de. Voyage de decouvertes aux terres australes
: Atlas historique, Part 2. (1811) - Plate no. 2. 'Carte generale
de la Terre Napoleon (a la Nouvelle Hollande).'
Plate no. 2. Freycinet, Louis de. Carte generale de la Terre
Napoleon (a la Nouvelle Hollande) (1811).
This chart was published in 1811 as part of Francois Peron's publication
on Baudin's voyage. The chart, drawn by Louis de Freycinet, commander
of the Casuarina, depicts Baudin's discoveries in South Australian
waters. This was the first published map to show the entire South
Australian coastline. The chart includes the area of the 1802 encounter
between Baudin and Flinders at Encounter Bay, South Australia, and
also shows part of the western coast of Victoria. The longitudes
used for the chart are on the meridian of Paris rather than the
Greenwich meridian. This map is beautifully enhanced by vignettes
of Australian flora and fauna drawn by Charles Alexandre Lesueur.
There is no acknowledgement on the chart of Flinders' prior discoveries.
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