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    Louis XVI - 1791 Decree of the National Assembly A four page printed law dated February 25, 1791, French language, issued under the instruction of King Louis XVI of France. It is in regards to the two ships under the command of Jean-Francois de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse, the Astrolabe and the Boussole. Perouse had been appointed by Louis to lead a voyage of exploration and discovery that was to put the finishing touches to the work of the English explorer Captain James Cook. He left France in 1785 and for the next two years his ships criss-crossed the Pacific. He periodically sent journals back to France with information on his discoveries. The last of these was sent from Botany Bay in Australia in early 1788. The Astrolabe and the Boussole never returned to France, lost in the Pacific. Excellent condition. These documents were printed in very small quantities. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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