Canoes, New Zealand, 1826-1829.


Canoes, New Zealand, 1826-1829.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Lithograph by Laurent after E Paris, showing Maori canoes from Astrolabe Strait, (Tasman Bay), and Astrolabe Channel. They are shown in plan and elevation, with paddles, and carved wooden decoration at the bow (avant), and stern (arriere). 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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