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  • Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer Gulf, South Australia, 1803
"Carte generale des Golfes Bonaparte et Josephine (a la Terre Napoleon, Nouvelle Hollande)/ par M.M.L. Freycinet et Boullanger 1803"
South Australia's tenuous link to the Napoleonic period is the discovery of our coastline by the French & English previously recorded as THE UNKNOWN COASTLINE. The French were first to publish in 1811-12 but proven not to be the first to chart most of the coastline. The Exceptions are the 49 French names that survive today!

Gulf of St. Vincent and Spencer Gulf 1803 Map

$52.98

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Chart- Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer, South Australia, 1803 by French Cartographer Louis de Freycinet originally named Bonaparte and Josephine

"Carte generale des Golfes Bonaparte et Josephine (a la Terre Napoleon, Nouvelle Hollande)/ par M.M.L. Freycinet et Boullanger 1803" - French title of map

This detailed French chart of the gulfs, first appeared in the Nicolas Baudin's French Voyage of Discovery from 1800-1804 French atlas published in Paris, 1811-12. The gulfs appear on the larger map of the South Coast of Australia, but are detailed here to focus attention on the illustrious names of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Josephine of France, during that period.

Matthew Flinders' maps returned to England in 1810 after he was detained on French Mauritius by its French Governor General Charles Mathieu Isidore Decaen,  for 6 years. After the publication of the English Voyage's Account and Atlas  belatedly in 1814, the cartography predated Baudin's efforts. The French eventually republished these maps, but not until 1825 and there was no political need for this chart as Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine were vanquished. Matthew Flinders chose Spencer and St. Vincent after Lords of the British Admiralty. 

Printed on Archival Quality conservation paper Limited Edition to 350 Giclee prints.

Size same as original chart = 19 x 22cm (7 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch)

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  1. Amazing History! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2013

    I am saving up for the tallship that sailed these waters! in meantime I will savour this bit of pre-European occupation!I am savingup for the tallship that sailed these waters! in meantime I will savour this bit of pre-European occupation!

  2. Some Revolutionary French associations... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2011

    Who would have thought so many French names on the South Australian coast!

  3. A Romantic Thought! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Dec 2011

    With the two Gulfs eventually being named after some Crusty Lords of the Admiralty (one being Lady Di's ancestor, Spencer) this is a brief relief from what ensued. Josephine was integral to preserving the emus, wallabies and flora that survived from the Baudin Voyage so deserved a gulf at least!

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