Sailing canoes, Fiji and Solomon Islands, 1826-1829.


Sailing canoes, Fiji and Solomon Islands, 1826-1829.
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Lithograph by Arnout fils after de Sainson, showing outrigger canoes from Fiji (top), and from the island of Vanikoro, Solomon Islands (bottom). 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.

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