Maniere d'etrangler un coupable aux iles Sandwich.
[Paris, n.d., 1822]
Lithograph. Sheet 271 x 357mm. 10¾ x 14". Some toning around the edges; small stain to lower edge.
The Hawaiian method of execution by strangulation. Published in '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'. Freycinet's ship 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.
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