State Library of South Australia logo A Rich Tapestry
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Carte generale de la Terre Napoleon [map]
Title : Carte generale de la Terre Napoleon [map] Carte generale de la Terre Napoleon [map]
Add To My SA Memory
Place Of Creation : [Unley]
Publisher : [Antiquarian Print Gallery]
Date of creation : [2002]
Additional Creator : Freycinet, Louis de, 1779-1842
Format : Map
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Carte generale de la Terre Napoleon (a la Nouvelle Hollande). Chart of portion of the now South Australian and Victorian coastline, with relief shown by hachures, and with bathymetric soundings.

View a "zoomable" version.

The French expedition of 1800-1804 to the southern coast of Australia was led by Nicolas Baudin. This chart, drawn by Louis de Freycinet, commander of the Casuarina, depicts Baudin's discoveries in South Australian waters. This was the first published map to show the entire South Australian coastline. The chart includes the area of the 1802 encounter between Baudin and Matthew Flinders at Encounter Bay, South Australia. The longitudes used for the chart are on the meridian of Paris rather than the Greenwich meridian. This map is enhanced by vignettes of Australian flora and fauna drawn by Charles Alexandre Lesueur. There is no acknowledgement on the chart of Flinders' prior discoveries.

This is a limited coloured facsimile of cartography from the account and atlas of the Baudin voyage Voyage de decauvertes aux Terre Australis ... Historique atlas ..., which was originally published 1811-12.

Related names :

Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803

Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846

Peron, Francois, 1775-1810

Period : Pre-1836
Further reading :

Baudin, Nicolas The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the corvettes Geographe and Naturaliste, assigned by order of the government to a voyage of discovery translated from the French by Christine Cornell; with a foreword by Jean-Paul Faivre. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1974

Brown, Anthony J. Ill-starred captains: Flinders and Baudin Hindmarsh, S. Aust.: Crawford House Publishing, 2000

Cooper, H. M. French exploration in South Australia: with special reference to Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, the two gulfs and Murat Bay 1802-1803 Adelaide: the author, 1952

Horner, F. B. The French reconnaissance: Baudin in Australia 1801-1803 Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1987

Internet links :
Exhibitions and events :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on