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Îles CarolinesL Dances et Costum des Naururels.
Îles CarolinesL Dances et Costum des Naururels.
J.s. Arago delin.t. Lerouge et Choubard sculpt.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with wide margins.
Men of the Caroline Islands dancing with staves, under instruction from a man at the side. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
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[WITH SIGNATURE OF THE FIRST GOVERNOR OF NEW ZEALAND] A Daily Report of the Progress made in the Equipment of His Majesty's [Ship Rattlesnake, Rio de Janeiro]
[WITH SIGNATURE OF THE FIRST GOVERNOR OF NEW ZEALAND] A Daily Report of the Progress made in the Equipment of His Majesty's [Ship Rattlesnake, Rio de Janeiro] Captain [William Hobson] the [15th] of [May] 18[35]. [W.Hobson Captain].
[1835.]
Letterpress form with ink mss, scarce. Sheet 170 x 410mm (6¾ x 16"). Creases.
A daily ship's report form signed by the captain of HMS Rattlesnake (1822), William Hobson (1792-1842), during its voyage to join the Far East squadron in Australia. Arriving in Australia in August 1836, Hobson and his officers thoroughly surveyed Port Phillip as part of the founding of the colony that is now Melbourne. In May 1837 the Rattlesnake sailed to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, to help the British Resident deal with a Maori tribal war. Back in England in 1838 Hobson proposed establishing British sovereignty in New Zealand; returning in 1840 he drafted the Treaty of Waitangi and became first governor of the British colony 1841. He died of a stroke the following year.
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