C1825

Vue De L’Ile Tinian: Pirogues Des I’Les Carolines.

Artist:

A.Taunay

View From The Island Tinian: canoes I’Les Carolinas. Henri Louis Freycinet (1777-1840) Louis de Freycinet in command of the Uranie left Toulon on 17 September 1817. His wife Rose had been smuggled aboard, and her presence was acknowledged by the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue De L’Ile Tinian: Pirogues Des I’Les Carolines.

Date:

C1825

Artist:

A.Taunay

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Stipple engraving printed in colour a la poupee

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue De L'Ile Tinian: Pirogues Des I'Les Carolines. - Antique Print from 1825

Genuine antique
dated:

1825

Description:

View From The Island Tinian: canoes I’Les Carolinas.

Henri Louis Freycinet (1777-1840)

Louis de Freycinet in command of the Uranie left Toulon on 17 September 1817. His wife Rose had been smuggled aboard, and her presence was acknowledged by the time they reached Gibraltar. They made the usual French passage via Tenerife, Rio, the Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius, where Louis was reunited briefly with his brother Henri, then serving as the Governor.

The Uranie reached Shark Bay on 12 September 1818 and spent some time there, setting up an observatory and making further thorough surveys of the inlets and coast; it was during this visit that Freycinet also finally removed the Vlamingh plate. From western Australia they headed to Coupang in Timor, and crossed to Dili, where the expedition was received in great state by the Governor. The vessel then picked its way north-east via Amboina, Pisang, Rawak and the coast of New Guinea, reaching Guam in mid-March 1819.

The expedition stayed in Guam for eleven weeks before heading to Hawaii, which was first sighted on 5 August; they anchored in Kealakekua Bay three days later.

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