Lithograph. Printed area 325 x 470mm (12¾ x 18½"). Trimmed to image top and bottom, losing half of title.
From 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829. Here the ship's crew assemble for the inauguration of a monument to La Pérouse in Vanikoro on 14th March, 1828. La Pérouse was a French Navy officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in the Pacific around 1788. A number of expeditions were sent in search of him before Dumont d'Urville found the remains of his ships in the Solomon Islands.
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