Vue Prise a la Baie Des Isles. Nouvelle Zelande. J. De Sainson. Dumont D'Urville.
Vue Prise a la Baie Des Isles. Nouvelle Zelande.

Vue Prise a la Baie Des Isles. Nouvelle Zelande.

Paris: 1833. First edition. Black & white lithograph view of Maoris gathering wood on shore, the Astrolabe in the distance (Bay of Islands) 34.3 x 20.8 cms. Printed on gray tissue and applied to laid paper with wide margins and official blind stamp below the title, light general foxing o/w very good condition. Plate 62 from the official report of the voyage. "Voyage de la Corvette L'Astrolabe..." Under the command 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 looking very hard at 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 #11915

Price: $350.00

See all items in ANTHROPOLOGY, NEW ZEALAND, PRINTS