[London], G.G. and J. Robinson, 1 November 1798 .
Folio, with engraved title leaf, 40 engraved plates and 29 engraved maps (20 folding). The very large folding 'Map of the World, or General Chart of the Known Parts of the Globe, illustrating the Voyage of La Pérouse in 1785, 1786, 1787 & 1788' is hand-coloured in outline.
Modern half calf and cloth, with a contrasting title label on the spine, all edges with early marbling; boards a little bowed; two short tears expertly sealed; a few maps slightly unevenly folded, and a few very slightly cropped at the leading edge; occasional light foxing and offsetting; a few blank margins lightly stained from the marbled edges; overall in excellent condition.
With the Ingleton bookplate and the Ingleton Collection catalogue stamp and number (6625). 'La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America' (Hill). This is the scarce atlas published to accompany the preferred English edition (Robinson, 1799) of the official account of the voyage. Ferguson 288 (part); Hill 975 (part); Forbes 311.