Vue Interieure Du Pa De Kahouwera. Nouvelle Zelande. J. De Sainson. Dumont D'Urville.

Vue Interieure Du Pa De Kahouwera. Nouvelle Zelande.

Paris: 1830-1835. First edition. Black & white lithograph view of the pa of Kahouwera (Bay of Islands) with a French man examining a clump of grass? 28.6 x 18.8 cms. with wide margins. Some light markings in margins o/w very good condition. Plate 52 from the official report of the voyage. "Voyage de la Corvette L'Astrolabe..." Under the comand of Jules Dumont D'Urville. New Zealand was a particular focus of the French expedition with 2 of the 5 volumes of the report dedicated to the discoveries there. It seems that this expedition was closely examining New Zealand as a possible French settlement by charting the coast as much as they did, a counter to Cook's surveys that made the British claim so strong. Item #11912

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