Voyages très extraordinaires of French discovery

Early French voyages, led by commanders like Baudin, Bougainville, Lapérouse, D’Entrecasteaux, Freycinet, Duperrey and Dumont d’Urville, were the first to name, describe and beautifully illustrate many […]

Mapping the navigator

Before setting out to Australia for a second time in 1801, Matthew Flinders boasted to Sir Joseph Banks that he would map its coastline so thoroughly that no-one would need to do it again.