"CARTE DES MERS D'AFRIQUE Par Bory de St Vincent, Pour servir à son voyage dans quatre Iles de ces Mers, l'An 11". L arge unusual antique map showing the route of Bory de St Vincent , drawn by Bory de St Vincent.
In 1799, he learned the departure of a scientific expedition to Australia organized by the government and obtained thanks to his uncle and the recommendation of Agen Bernard-Germain de Lacépède, the place of chief botanist aboard one of the three participating corvettes. Thus, after leaving the Western army at the end of August and then obtaining indefinite leave from the War Ministry, Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent left Paris on 30 September and embarked at Le Havre on 19 October 1800 aboard the schooner of Captain Nicolas Baudin, The Naturaliste. During a stopover, he stopped in Mauritius in March 1801.
From there he reached the nearby island of La Réunion, where in October 1801 he made the ascent and the first general scientific description of the Piton de la Fournaise, the island's active volcano. He gives the name of his former teacher Dolomieu, whose death he has just learned, to one of the craters which he describes as a nipple.
It gives its own name to the summit crater, the Bory crater. On his way back, he continued his geographical, physical and botanical explorations on the island of Sainte-Hélène. He published his Essai sur les Îles Fortunées (archipelago of the Canary Islands) and in 1804, his Voyage dans les quatre principales îles des mers d'Afrique. Size with margins : 39 x 38,5 cm / 15,3 x 14,9 inches.Very good condition, handed colored, on strong paper, large margins. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.