Map of the Swan River

The first detailed chart to be made of the Swan River in Western Australia overlaid with the rough proximity of modern day suburbs. The original map was created by François Heirisson in 1801 during the 1801-1804 French circumnavigation of the world. For more on their exploration of the Swan River please click here.

Swan River

Image courtesy of the State Library of Western Australia
Freycinet Collection: Chart of the Swan River, by Francois-Antoine Boniface Heirisson, 1801
Call Number MN 2146 / slwa_b2112066_30

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