Vue du Port du Roi Georges. (Nouvelle- Hollande.).

Paris: 1833. First edition. Black and white lithograph view of Albany harbor in the south west of Western Australia. Plate 16, from the official report of the voyage, "Voyage de la Corvette L'Astrolabe..." under the command of Jules Dumont D'Urville. A view of the Albany harbor with the Astrolabe at anchor, several tents to the right, the French interacting with the aborigines and an aboriginal group gathered in the center of the image. The Astrolabe stayed in the Albany area for 18 days, assessing the Sound's suitability as a port and thought it would be a good place to establish a colony, and Dumont D'Urville was surprised that the British had not already done so. Printed on laid paper with wide margins. 14 1/2 x 9 3/8" including rule lines and captions. Archival repair to worm holes in the top margin, one trail extending down in a loop into the sky in the upper left corner of the image. Otherwise very good condition. Item #22679

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