For the great explorations of the second half of the 18th century, the discovery of new lands and their eventual conquest became a recondite option, while interest in the contribution that the expedition could make to progress in the disciplines of ‘natural history’ increased. The instructions on the scientific objectives to be pursued, the methodologies of observation and experimentation, and the narrative canons for the restitution of the results achieved are therefore refined. In this sense, the French expedition of La Pérouse, which took place between 1785-1788 (but from which he did not return), plays an important role, as witnessed by the four volumes of the ‘Voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde’ written by Milet de Mureau, published in 1797. Attached to them is the Atlas, of which the Mappamonde opens the review of 113 maps and illustrations on the voyage
Project: 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Source: The Biodiversity Heritage Library, Call Number G477.L36 1797
Owner: Manuela Ghizzoni (Modernalia)
Copyright: Public Domain
Abstract: "Mappemonde or reduced map of the known parts of the globe to serve for the Voyage", tratto da l'Atlas de Le voyage de La Pérouse autour du monde (1792)