Old Map: "Plan of the Bay of Monterey...North California". Black and white engraving by S. Neele re the Voyage of La Perouse. 18th century. From the History Information Station: Object: Map of Monterey Bay dated 1798. "Plan of the Bay of Monterey situated in North California...To illustrate the Voyage of La Perouse." History: Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de La P_rouse (1741-1788?), was a French navigator. He was sent by the French government on an expedition for geographic, scientific and commercial exploration in 1785. In September of 1786, his two vessels sailed from Alaska to Monterey. For 10 days the expedition's geologists and botanists collected specimens and its artists recorded the sights. Museum purchase
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