Antique uncolored print of an traditional Japanese boat at time from La Perouse expeditions to the east.
The La Perouse expedition is an expedition "discovery" controlled from 1785 by Jean-Francois de La Perouse , and under the impulse of King Louis XVI of France , in order to drill the ocean Pacific in the line of James Cook even to circumnavigate the globe. The ships of the expedition, La Boussole and L'Astrolabe , ran aground at Vanikoro , which ended the expedition in 1788. Survivors settled temporarily on the spot before disappearing.
Copperplate print uncolored as published.
Autor La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788; Prevost, Guillaume Origin: Atlas du Voyage de la Pérouse of 1797 Dessine par Blondela – Grave par le Pagelet – I. Albert scripsit.
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Sheet app.: 13.5 x 9.5 inches. 34 x 4 cm.
Image app.: 9.5 x 7 inches. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. Condition: Excellent.