'T-Kaa-Onoroh' Femme des iles Sandwich.
[From book published in 1822] [Arago, Jacques Etienne Victor. Promenade autour du monde (pendant les annees de 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820, sur les corvettes du Roi l'Uranie et la Physicienne, commandees par M. Freycinet)].
Lithograph. Sheet 359 x 272mm. 14 x 10¾". Some slight spotting and stain to left. Small crease lower left and small tear upper right.
The voyage included a one month visit in the Sandwich Islands, with time spent in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu, as well as visits to Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Montevideo, Mauritius, New South Wales, and the Caroline Islands. 'The Uranie, with a crew of 125 men, entered the Pacific from the West to make scientific observations on geography, magnetism, and meteorology. Arago was the artist of the expedition which visited most notably Australia, the Hawaiian Islands, Tonga, and Tierra del Fuego. The original ship, wrecked off the Falkland Islands, was replaced by the Physicienne which visited Rio de Janeiro.
[Ref: 439] £240.00