C1841

Panorama de la baie de Papeiti (ile d'O-Taiti.) pris du mouillage de la Venus (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille)

Rare c.19th two sheet panorama of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia from the accounts of the Pacific voyage under the command of  Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars. After the Venus’s stay at the Marquesas Islands the expedition arrived at Tahiti on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Panorama de la baie de Papeiti (ile d’O-Taiti.) pris du mouillage de la Venus (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille)

Date:

C1841

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

1020mm 
x 195mm

Paper Size: 

1030mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Panorama de la baie de Papeiti (ile d'O-Taiti.) pris du mouillage de la Venus (1re. Feuille) & (2eme. Feuille) - Antique View from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Rare c.19th two sheet panorama of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia from the accounts of the Pacific voyage under the command of  Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars.

After the Venus’s stay at the Marquesas Islands the expedition arrived at Tahiti on 28th August, 1838. Within three days, after threats of violent retaliation against the British resident, Reverend George Pritchard, the American consul, Jacques-Antoine Moerenhout and queen Pomare, Dupetit-Thouars had fulfilled his instructions and obtained from the queen a most favoured nation agreement under which French Nationals were guaranteed rights of residence in Tahiti. On 10th September, 1838 he sailed to Matavai Bay, where he had heard that the Astrolabe and Zelee had arrived with the expedition of Dumont d’Urville, whose presence added further weight to the French cause. Dupetit Thouars spent the next two weeks on hydrographic work.

From Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967.: 21354.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 2970.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 518.
Howgego, J. Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800-1850. Sydney 2004: D38, pp.185-187.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1357149
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/bpt6k63340942
New York Public Library: RLIN/OCLC: 8686754

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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