View of the Anchorage of the Vessels, at the Island of Mowee. (Maui, Hawaii)


Title:
View of the Anchorage of the Vessels, at the Island of Mowee. (Maui, Hawaii)
Date:
C1798
Artist:
Lieutenant Michel Francois Blondela (1741-1788)
Image Size:
195mm x 320mm (7.68" x 12.6")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 850
Stock Number:
CPLPVE 014 PI HAW (NGPD) (C015)
Description:

Rare engraved view of La Perouse's ships at anchor in present day La Perouse Bay which is located south of the Wailea-Makena.

On the morning of May 28 1789, Captain La Perouse sighted the mountains of Hawaii and soon after, the peaks of Maui. He sailed toward Maui searching for a safe anchorage and observed that "the sea broke upon the shore with great force!" He finally anchored in a sheltered area next to an ancient lava flow, which is known today as La Perouse Bay.

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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