1805 - Rare Map Of RÉunion - Bourbon Island - De For Sale
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Sir Richard F. BurtonOriginal Antique Engraved Map
Map Title:Neue Charte von der Insel Bourbon od Réunion. Nach der Zeichnung vom Bory de St. Vincent.
Printed: Weimar, 1805
A rare and vivid map of Réunion, or Bourbon Island, as charted by Bory de Saint-Vincent. Map features volcano ‘Piton de la Fournaise’ and the lower slopes named ‘Grand Brûlé’. Shows Pointe des Galets and several principle cities including Saint-André, Saint-Denis, Saint Rose, Saint-Louis, Saint-Benoît, etc. This is an original engraved map. Very Good condition, and retaining a strong impression. Suitable for framing. Sheet measures approximately 7.25 inches x10 inches (18.5 cm x25 cm).
Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincentwas a French naturalist who was sent with Captain Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia in 1798, but left the vessel at Mauritius, and spent two years in exploring Réunion and other islands.
This is an original map from a multi-volume scientific journal titled "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden", which issued fifty volumes from 1798-1816 and which encompassed critical contemporary topics of geography and astronomy.
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