Vue De Kahouwera. Village fortife a la baie des iles. Nouvelle Zelande. J. De Sainson. Dumont Durville.
Vue De Kahouwera. Village fortife a la baie des iles. Nouvelle Zelande.

Vue De Kahouwera. Village fortife a la baie des iles. Nouvelle Zelande.

Paris: 1833. First edition. Black & white lithograph view of French sailors collecting what looks like cabbages on a hill in the Bay Of Islands. 34.3 x 219.5cms. 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 #11917

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