Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855)
From Louis Claude de S. de Freycinet’s, “Voyage autour du Monde… Historique”. Note the Historique which contained the topographical views volume was published in 1828. The original watercolour for this engraving was sold as lot 27 at Christies London THE FREYCINET COLLECTION 26 September 2002 London, King Street. In 1817, he commanded the Uranie, in which Louis Isidore Duperrey, Jacques Arago, Adrien Taunay the Younger and others went to Rio de Janeiro, to take a series of pendulum measurements as well as a larger scheme for obtaining observations, not only in geography and ethnology, but in astronomy, terrestrial magnetism, and meteorology, and for the collection of specimens in natural history. The voyage arrived at the Carolinas on March 1819. RARE
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