Inhabitants of New Holland, 1826-1829.

Langlume, de

Inhabitants of New Holland, 1826-1829.
2 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

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Lithograph by de Langlume, drawn by Raffet after de Sainson. On the left are aboriginals from the Port of King George, and on the right from Jervis Bay in what is now Australia. One man has a number painted on his back. The arrival of Europeans in Australia, as elsewhere, led to the murder of indigenous people and the degradation of aboriginal culture. Illustration from 'Voyage de decouvertes de "l'Astrolabe": execute par ordre du roi, pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829' by French navigator Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), published in Paris in 1833. The book, (in English, 'Voyage of discovery of the "Astrolabe": undertaken by order of the king, during the years 1826-1829'), is an account of a scientific expedition to the Pacific.

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