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Fiji, Vanuatu. Armes & Ornaments, Iles Viti. Hommes, Mallicolo. D'Urville c1834

Fiji, Vanuatu. Armes & Ornaments, Iles Viti. Hommes, Mallicolo. D'Urville c1834

by D'Urville, Dumont

Antique Print of Arms and Ornaments of the Fiji Islands. Man of Mallicolo in Vanuatu (New Hebrides).

This pair of engravings is from Voyages Pittoresque Autour de Monde  (Picturesque Voyages around the World) published in Paris circa 1834, under the direction of Dumont d'Urville. This interesting work contained information and engravings from the voyages of 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.

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), was physically weak but a prodigious student who loved botany and entomology, learned many foreign languages, and was captivated by news of discoveries from around the world. He became a naval officer and explorer, and ultimately, a Rear Admiral.

From 1822 to 1825, with Lieutenant Louis Isidore Duperrey in command of Coquille, D'Urville explored the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. D'Urville was fascinated by the different cultures of the region. Dumont d'Urville was the explorer who differentiated and named the groups of Pacific islands. From 1826 to 1829 D'Urville returned to the Pacific in command of Coquille, renamed Astrolabe in honour of La Perouse who did not return to Britain.

The page measures 265 x 175mm (approximately 10.5 x 7 inches).

Stock Number: apVanDurv.1Price: $20.00