Village A L'Anse de L'Astrolabe. Nouvelle Zelande. J. De Sainson. Dumont D'Urville.
Village A L'Anse de L'Astrolabe. Nouvelle Zelande.

Village A L'Anse de L'Astrolabe. Nouvelle Zelande.

Paris: 1833. First edition. Black & white lithograph view of Maoris launching a canoe while one paddles away, village to the side (Bay of Islands) 38.3 x 22 cms. Printed on laid paper with wide margins. Light general foxing in margins o/w very good condition. Plate 38 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 #11916

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