Iles Mariannes: Divers objets à l'usage des habitans actuels. FREYCINET VOYAGE, V. PLÉE, engraver, Louis-Isidore DUPERREY.

Iles Mariannes: Divers objets à l'usage des habitans actuels.

Paris: circa 1828.

Engraved plate measuring 320 x 235 mm. (plate size).

Ethnology of Micronesia

Early proof version (before number) of a splendid engraving made for the official publication of the Uranie voyage: it would appear in the Atlas Historique of Louis de Freycinet's Voyage autour du monde. Duperrey, who would later command his own voyage, travelled as marine hydrologist under Freycinet's command. The image shows tools, sandals, outrigger canoes and blades for everyday use from the Marianas group of Islands (including Guam), a part of the present-day Micronesian Federation. It also illustrates the famous Flying Proa and Galadie, two outriggers of the region.

Early proof version (before number) of a splendid engraving made for the official publication of the Uranie voyage: it would appear in the Atlas Historique of Louis de Freycinet's Voyage autour du monde. Duperrey, who would later command his own voyage, travelled as marine hydrologist under Freycinet's command. The image shows tools, sandals, outrigger canoes and blades for everyday use from the Marianas group of Islands (including Guam), a part of the present-day Micronesian Federation. It also illustrates the famous Flying Proa and Galadie, two outriggers of the region.

Condition Report: A little rubbed and toned, two small closed tears affect one blank margin (image entirely unaffected); yet a very good copy overall.

Price (AUD): $785.00

US$540.02   Other currencies

Ref: #4202816

Condition Report