Louis Antoine Bougainville.
Stipple. Plate 152 x 102mm (6 x 4"). Cut to plate on left.
Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) the French admiral and explorer. He was a contemporary of James Cook, and took part in the French and Indian War against Britain. He was the first Frenchman to circumnavigate the world, and gained fame for his expeditions to the Falkland Islands and voyages into the Pacific. His name is give to the largest eastern island of Papua New Guinea, and the strait which divides it from the Island of Choiseul. In the Falklands, Port Louis and 'Isla Bougainville' commemorate him. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
Kivell & Spence: pg.37 not in.
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