DRESS OF THE INHABITANTS OF CONCEPTION. (LA PEROUSE'S VOYAGE).

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Jean Francois Galoup La Perouse


Dress of the Inhabitants of Conception. (La Perouse's Voyage).

Engraving, 1798.
Image size 8 x 11 7/8" (20.2 x 30.1 cm).
Good condition save for some occasional foxing. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 56235
Price: $95.00
Publisher : Published by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London.
Drawn by Duche de Vancy, one of the three artists that accompanied la Perouse during his voyages. La Perouse was selected by King Louis XVI to complete Captain James Cook's exploration of the western Pacific. Jean-Francois de Galaup & Comte de La Perouse commanded a French scientific expedition which set sail from France in 1785. The Boussole & Astrolabe with all aboard was shipwrecked in 1788 but the narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. La Perouse explored the coasts of the Gulf of Alaska and northwestern North America in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. After leaving America his expedition continued on to Asia. This plate is from the English edition that was published by G. G. & J. Robinson in 1798. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Central & South America, and the West Indies , South America

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