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Louis de Sainson 'La Corvette l'Astrolabe'


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Lot Description

Louis de Sainson 'La Corvette l'Astrolabe', published 1833 from the Atlas of the Astrolabe Voyage 1827, hand coloured lithograph Plate 6. Unframed, mounted. 230 x 380. $300-500. Showing "The Astrolabe holed on the reefs close to Tonga Tapu (in 1827 during the visit of Dumont d'Urville), with the crew on board, the ships boats lowered and Tongans on shore in the foreground and coming to the ship in canoes, including a large outrigger canoe on the right, with a superstructure. Other Tongans, in the left foreground, are holding a pig and looking at a book and possibly a map (or a piece of tapa)"