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[Jean Francois Galaup de la Perouse, chef d'escadre des armees navales.]
Gravé d'aprés une Minature par Alex.e Tardieu, 1793.
Engraving; Proof before letters with large margins. Platemark: 305 x 250mm. (12 x 9¾"). A few foxing marks.
Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741 - 1788) was a French Navy officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. Known for the wide-ranging explorations in the Pacific Ocean that he conducted in the second half of the 1780s, La Perouse Strait, in the northwestern Pacific, is named after him. La Pérouse joined the French navy while in his teens and gradually became an accomplished navigator and seaman. By 1780 he was a captain, and, with France having taken the side of the United States during the American Revolution, he commanded a successful campaign against British settlements on the shore of Hudson Bay (1782).
[Ref: 30007]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Naturels de la Rive septenrionale du Mafumo, l'un desquels fume de la Bangue.
Naturels de la Rive septenrionale du Mafumo, l'un desquels fume de la Bangue.
Gravé par Tardieu l'ainé.
[A Paris, Chez F.Buisson, Imprimeur-Libraire, rue Hauteseille, no. 20] [n.d., c.1800].
Engraving. Platemark: 230 x 295mm (9 x 11¾"). Trimmed to platemark at top edge.
Plate 29 from 'Illustrations de relation de l'ambassade anglaise', the first French edition of the official account of Captain Michael Symes's embassy to Burma in 1795. Symes's account of his expedition was Europe's first realistic account of Burma. The scene depicts three inhabitants of the southern shore of Mafumo River, Burma. The figure to the right is smoking bangue through a large pipe.
[Ref: 32078]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Martin Vahl.
Martin Vahl. (Botaniste), Professeur de Botanique à Copenhague.
Dessiné et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Stipple. 215 x 146mm (8½ x 5¾").
Martin Henrichsen Vahl (1749-1804),a Danish-Norwegian botanist and zoologist who studied under Carolus Linnaeus. From a series of portraits of scientists engraved by Tardieu.
Wellcome: 3010.
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