French explorers at the Portuguese settlement, Dili, Timor, 1817-1820.
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Members of a French expedition making their first landing at Dili, are greeted by Portuguese colonists who fire cannon to mark the occasion. Illustration from 'Voyage autour du monde: entrepris par ordre du Roi...execute sur les corvettes de S M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les annees 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820 / par Louis de Freycinet'. This work, by Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779-1842), was an account of a French voyage round the world between 1817 and 1820, and was published in Paris between 1824 and 1844.