C1833

Rangui, L'un des Chefs Shouraki.

Rare portrait of Maori chief, Rangui, from Hauraki Gulf district. The Astrolabe anchored in Whangarei Harbour on 22 February 1827. Rangui, son of Tekoke, the leading chief of the Paihia tribe on the Bay of Islands, and one of his … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Rangui, L’un des Chefs Shouraki.

Date:

C1833

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 390mm

Paper Size: 

335mm 
x 521mm
AUTHENTICITY
Rangui, L'un des Chefs Shouraki. - Antique Print from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Rare portrait of Maori chief, Rangui, from Hauraki Gulf district. The Astrolabe anchored in Whangarei Harbour on 22 February 1827. Rangui, son of Tekoke, the leading chief of the Paihia tribe on the Bay of Islands, and one of his lieutenants, named Natai, came on board.

D’Urville had sailed from Port Jackson on 19.12.26 and sighted the south coast of New Zealand on 10th January 1827 near the site of present day Greymouth. Although his instructions were to carry out a little charting in Cook Strait, D’Urville’s plan was much more ambitious – he was to chart at least half of the coast of New Zealand, thereby providing a clear challenge to the supposition that Cook’s survey had placed the islands firmly in the British Domain. He charted the islands during January to March of 1827 from just south of Cape Foulwind (west coast of the South Island), past Farewell Spit, into Golden and Tasman Bays, through Cook Strait, and up the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, from its southernmost to its northernmost point.

From Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement.

From: Dumont D’Urvilles published account “Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement”

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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