Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Barcode and stamp on half-title page. Minor wear to book corners. Book is clean and binding is very good.
French Napoleonic Placenames of the South West Coast South West Coast (Alternative title)
After the French Revolution, there was renewed interest in science and exploration. In October 1800, Nicolas Baudin commanded an expedition to the south seas to complete the French survey of the Australian coastline, and make scientific observations.
When the expedition returned to France, French cartographers produced new charts with geographical names which extended from Esperance in the South to Joseph Bonaparte Gulf in the north.
This book focuses on the south west corner of Western Australia where Napoleonic France made a lasting impression.