C1798

Parao, A Passage Boat of Manilla.

Artist:

Lieutenant Michel Francois Blondela (1741 - 1788)

$A 295

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S/N: CPLPVE-058A-ASI-PHIL–229114
(C007)

Full Title:

Parao, A Passage Boat of Manilla.

Date:

C1798

Artist:

Lieutenant Michel Francois Blondela (1741 - 1788)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

207mm 
x 150mm

Description:

Early engraving of shipping craft of the Philippines from the account of La Perouse’s visit, 28 February 1787 to 9 April 1787.

From, Charts and Plates to La Perouse’s Voyage.

Biography:

Lieutenant Michel Francois Blondela (1741-1788) 

Blondela entered the French military as a volunteer in 1777 and continued his naval service on the east coast of the United States, in the West Indies and back in France before joining the La Pérouse expedition. While not officially assigned as artist to the expedition, Blondela’s talents were a great asset to the voyage’s visual record. La Pérouse commented on Blondela in his journal, “he applies himself with a degree of assiduity, and executes with an intelligence, order and neatness, that are deserving of the highest encomiums”

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