Pirogue Double Des Missionnaires, 1830's Tongan Canoe Lithograph
A lithograph from Jules Dumont d'Urville book 'Atlas historique' to 'Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe execute par ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M. Jules S-C Dumont d'Urville'. The image, titled 'Pirogue double des missionnaires', depicts a double outrigger canoe belonging to missionaries in the Friendly Islands (Tonga), most likely Vava’u Island.
En route from Samoa in October 1838 d’Urville stayed for a week at Vava’u Island, which is today part of the Kingdom of Tonga. While there, he became reacquainted with Mr John Thomas, who had been chief Methodist missionary on Tonga during d’Urville’s previous visit in 1827
This lithograph appeared as an illustration in the 'Atlas Pittoresque' accompanying the official publication presenting the findings, scientific observations and ethnography made during Dumont d'Urville's second voyage in L'ASTROLABE (1837-1840) which included exploration of Antarctic waters as well as continued visits to tropical and sub-tropical South Pacific islands.
Image 10" x 14.75" Archive matted 16" x 20"
Very Good some very light foxing. See pictures for details.
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