'Vue D'une Rue D'Honolulu, Capitale Des Isles Sandwich' Hawaii Engraving
Famous image of Queen Kalama walking with her entourage, after having attended the missionary church in Honolulu.
The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8 July 1837, having sailed from Calao to check on the existence of the island of St Paul, shown on some old charts which Dupetit-Thouars decided did not exist. Upon arriving in Honolulu, Dupetit-Thouars became embroiled in the missionary controversy, as did all visitors from France. The Venus stayed in the Hawaiian Islands for two weeks before setting sail for the 'Kruzenstern Reef'. Rare.
From Abel Dupetit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.
Image 9.5" x 12.5" Archive matted 15.5" x 18.5"
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