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£45 De-Kastri Perouse 1798 Ref: 2781gm
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(De-Kastri, Ulchsky District Khabarosk Krai, Russia.)
OF THE |  BAIE DE CASTRIES. | ON THE EASTERN COAST OF TARTARY, | in  51o.29'.0". of Latitude North &  139o. 39'. 0". of Longitude | East from the meridian of Paris; from a Survey in July 1787. | BY SEN. BERNIZET. | Under the inspection of Mr. de la Perouse.
Engraved by S.Neele 352 Strand.
Published as the Act directs, Nov.r 1798, by G.G & J.Robinson, Paternoster Row, London.

Jean-Francois de la Perouse (1741-1788) joined the French navy at the age of fifteen and fought against the British in the Seven Years War. After the war he led an expedition around the world to complete the Pacific discoveries of James Cook. Among his many surveys he charted most of the Strait of Tartary and the islanders he encountered told him that the island was called "Tchoka". The island is known as Sakhalin today.

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