Printed Obituary announcing the death of the Pacific explorer Dupetit-Thouars. DUPETIT-THOUARS.
Printed Obituary announcing the death of the Pacific explorer Dupetit-Thouars.

Printed Obituary…
Printed Obituary announcing the death of the Pacific explorer Dupetit-Thouars.

Paris: 1864.

Sheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm.,very good.

The death of a Pacific veteran

Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died in Paris on 16 March 1864.

Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died in Paris on 16 March 1864.

'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months…' (Hill). His voyage account was most significant as regards the history of Hawaii.

Such sheets are exceedingly fragile and ephemeral: we recently had a similar sheet for the Baudin voyage veteran Milius.

Condition Report: Old folds and a few very small chips, very good.

Price (AUD): $800.00

US$553.74   Other currencies

Ref: #4207040

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