M. Bougainville hoisting French Colours on a small Rock, in Maghellan Streights.
London, Published by Alex,r Hogg at the Kings Arms No. 16 Paternoster Row. [n.d., c.1794.]
Engraving. Platemark: 285 x 170mm (11 x 6¾").
Louis Antoine de Bougainville holding a French flag, standing on a rock with other figures, with a small boat and large ship in the distance. Bougainville served as aide-de-camp to the French General Montcalm in Canada from 1759 to 1761, assisted in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, and then established a French colony on the Falkland Islands in 1764. After the French gave up the colony to the Spanish, he led the expedition of the first French circumnavigation from 1766 to 1769. A plate from 'A new, complete, and universal collection of authentic and entertaining voyages and travels to all the various parts of the world.', publised by Alexander Hogg, 1794.
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