C1841

GALAPAGOS-Panorama de la baie de la Poste (Ile de la Floriana, Galapagos.) (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille)

Rare panorama on two separate sheets of Paita, Galapolas Islands. Floreana (Charles or Santa María) Island was named after Juan José Flores, the first President of Ecuador, during whose administration the government of Ecuador took possession of the archipelago. It … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

GALAPAGOS-Panorama de la baie de la Poste (Ile de la Floriana, Galapagos.) (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille)

Date:

C1841

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint.

Image Size: 

1020mm 
x 195mm

Paper Size: 

520mm 
x 340mm
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GALAPAGOS-Panorama de la baie de la Poste (Ile de la Floriana, Galapagos.)  (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille) - Antique View from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Rare panorama on two separate sheets of Paita, Galapolas Islands.

Floreana (Charles or Santa María) Island was named after Juan José Flores, the first President of Ecuador, during whose administration the government of Ecuador took possession of the archipelago. It is also called Santa Maria, after one of the caravels of Columbus. At Post Office Bay, where 19th century whalers kept a wooden barrel that served as a post office, mail could be picked up and delivered to its destinations, mainly Europe and the United States, by ships on their way home.

After the Venus’s eleven day stay at Paita, it had sailed on 3/6/38 and made for the Galapagos Islands, sighting them on 21/6/38. Three weeks were spent surveying the group and a visit paid to the settlement of Floriana.

From Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

 

 

Romuald Georges Menard (1778 - 1846)

French cartographer and surveyor. He was attached to the Cadastral Survey of the city of Paris and is best known for his Atlas National des Departments et des Possessions de la France in which all the maps are beautifully embellished.

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Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars (1793 - 1864)

Dupetit-Thouars was a French naval officer. His uncle Aristide Aubert du Petit-Thouars was one of the heroes of the Battle of the Nile. He joined the French Navy in 1804, where he was a cabin boy in the Boulogne fleet. He was the captain of the Inconstant from 1823 to 1825 and sailed her to Brazil. He was promoted to Commander in 1824. He was later put in charge of the Southern Seas command, in the Pacific Ocean. In 1834 he played a key role in protecting French shipping interests against the Peruvians. Meeting with Hawaiians in July 1837 He became "Capitaine de vaisseau" on 6 January 1834, and accomplished a circumnavigation between 1836 and 1839 on the frigate Vénus. During this voyage the Marquesa's were explored. He published an account in 1840 with the title Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate la Vénus. In 1841 he was made Rear-Admiral in charge of the Pacific Naval Division. His mission was to take possession of the Marquesas Islands. In Tahiti, he confronted Queen Pōmare IV, and the English missionary and Consul George Pritchard (1796–1883). He managed to expel Pritchard and established a French protectorate over Tahiti. He was initially denounced for his actions by the French government, which feared a conflict with Great Britain. Relations between France and Great Britain soured considerably during the reign of Louis-Philippe, due to this so-called "Pritchard Affair". Du Petit-Thouars became a Vice-Admiral in 1846.

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