Arago drawing reunited after 199 years

Arago drawing reunited after 199 years

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018

A rare find by Hordern House, the scholarship of eminent bibliographer David Forbes and the remarkable Manoa Heritage Centre in Hawaii have combined to re-unite two halves of an original Arago panorama for the first time in almost 200 years. The panorama is an exceptional, early and important view of Maui made by the official artist on the Uranie expedition under Louis de Freycinet. An account of this serendipitous repatriation by the Manoa Research Centre established by the late Sam Cooke, a great collector of Pacific voyage material, may be read here.