C1841

MEXICO-Panorama, pris au mouillage de Mazatlan (Cote occidentale du Mexique) a bord de la Venus 1837 (1re. Feuille) & (2e.Feuille)

Rare lithographic panorama on two separate sheets of Mazatlan, a town in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, from one of the rarest of all French voyages of discovery. After confirming the exisitence of the Alijos Rocks on 22/11/37 the Venus … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

MEXICO-Panorama, pris au mouillage de Mazatlan (Cote occidentale du Mexique) a bord de la Venus 1837 (1re. Feuille) & (2e.Feuille)

Date:

C1841

Condition:

Minor tears at lower sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint

Image Size: 

1000mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

520mm 
x 330mm
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MEXICO-Panorama, pris au mouillage de Mazatlan (Cote occidentale du Mexique) a bord de la Venus 1837 (1re. Feuille) & (2e.Feuille) - Antique View from 1841

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dated:

1841

Description:

Rare lithographic panorama on two separate sheets of Mazatlan, a town in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, from one of the rarest of all French voyages of discovery.

After confirming the exisitence of the Alijos Rocks on 22/11/37 the Venus spent the next three weeks charting the coasts of Baja California well into the Gulf of Cortes and on 12/12/37 the anchor was dropped in Mazatlan harbour.

Rare lithograph from the official account by Abel du Dupetit-Thouars, 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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