The Governor's pirogue, Ambon, 1826-1829.
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Lithograph by de Bichebois, drawn by Laurent after Paris. The sailing boat of the governor of what was the Dutch colony of Ambon, now part of Indonesia, is shown from the side (1), from the front (2), and from above (3). 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. Illustration from the atlas section of the book.