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Hawaiian King Kamehameha. Tamea-mea antique print. D'Urville c1835

Hawaiian King Kamehameha. Tamea-mea antique print. D'Urville c1835


by D'Urville, Dumont

Antique Print of Tamea-mea (First King of Hawaii, King Hamehameha).

Original engraving circa 1835 for Voyages Pittoresque Autour de Monde  (Picturesque Voyages around the World), which comprised a general resume of the voyages of the discoveries of Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Laperouse, G. Bligh, Vancouver, D'Entrecasteaux, Wilson, Baudin, Flinders, Krunsenstern, Porter, Kotzebue, Freycinet, Bellinghausen, Basil Hall, Duperrey, Paulding, Beechey, Dumont d'Urville, Lutke, Dillon, Laplace, B.Morrel, etc., published in Paris circa 1834-1835, under the direction of d'Urville.

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), was a French naval officer who captained a vessel inexplored regions around Australia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. D'Urville combined engravings from the drawings by his official expedition artist Louis Auguste de Sainson (1801-1887), with sketches and engravings from previous voyages (notably those from Captain Cook's third voyage between 1776 and 1780).

Most of the engravings were printed two on a page, one above the other, but a few, on their sides, occupied the whole page. This part of the page measures 140 x 175mm (5.5 x 7 inches). The engraved image measures 95 x 120mm (approximately 3.75 x 4.75 inches). The engraving was hand-tinted with watercolour at some time since publication. This image has been separated from the one above it, which was of Karakakoua Bay with Captain Cook's vessels (listed above).

Stock Number: apHawDurv1Price: $25.00