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Aborigines. Marriage Ceremony. Ceremonie de Gna-loung.. D'Urville c1834

Aborigines. Marriage Ceremony. Ceremonie de Gna-loung.. D'Urville c1834

by D'Urville, Dumont

French engraving c1835. Antique print of Aboriginal Wedding Ceremony. 1. Ceremonie de Gna-loung. 2. Ceremonies Preliminaires de Mariage Australien.

Finely engraved after the drawing by Julien Leopold (Jules) Bouilly (1796-1874) 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, 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 and explored the south-west Pacific 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, as with this one. The page measures 265 x 175mm (approximately 10.5 x 7 inches). This page has fine later hand-colour.

Stock Number: apAaDdU1Price: $150.00