Habitans du port du Roi Georges. (N.elle Hollande)Pl.24.
Tastu, Editeur. Lith. A Bès. [n.d. c.1833.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 362 x 547mm. 14¼ x 21½". Large margins; mount burning.
Aborigines of King George Sound, Western Australia, gathered round a barbeque roasting lizard. A study was carried out involving overnight stays of Aborigines on board the Astrolabe as well as reciprocal visits ashore by members of the French contingent. This particular lithograph helps to document the time d'Urville's expedition spent at King George Sound, Western Australia between 7 and 25 October, 1826. Pl. no. 24 of: "Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe. Atlas historique"; the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829.
In the National Library of Australia.
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