Item #2802460 Vue du Village de Nama (Vanikoro). LAPLACE VOYAGE, M. de after Lauvergne SAINSON.

Vue du Village de Nama (Vanikoro).

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1833.

Lithographed view, 218 x 297mm., mounted.

The voyage of the Favorite under Laplace's command was aimed at re-establishing French influence over Indo-China and the Pacific as well as gathering detailed trading information, hydrographic data and natural history specimans. Although it was a difficult voyage, scientifically it was most successful.

The voyage of the Favorite under Laplace's command was aimed at re-establishing French influence over Indo-China and the Pacific as well as gathering detailed trading information, hydrographic data and natural history specimans. Although it was a difficult voyage, scientifically it was most successful.

News of the wreck of La Pérouse's vessels off the reefs of Vanikoro had reached Calcutta in 1827, bringing with it a growing distrust of the character of the natives of the Pacific Islands. However this illustration seems to show a friendly and harmonious meeting between the Europeans and natives, engaging in the trade of supplies.

Price (AUD): $400.00

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