Rainforest at Carteret Haven, New Ireland, 1826-1829.


Rainforest at Carteret Haven, New Ireland, 1826-1829.
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actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Engraving by Himely after de Sainson, of a scene in what is now Papua New Guinea. 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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