Vue de Cavite dans la Baie de Manille
DESCRIPTION: Engraved view of two boats and passengers with Cavite Philippines in the background as it was seen from Manilla Bay in January 1787.
Drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy, a French artist of the 18th century. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse" published by Jean-Francois La Perouse. La Perouse led a scientific exporation to the Pacific from 1785, accompanied by Duchè de Vancy, and sent the drawing on which this engraving is based to France in 1788 with the intention of returning home by 1789. Departing Botany Bay, Australia in March, 1788 neither La Perouse, his ships the Boussole or Astrolabe, nor his men were ever seen again. Number 41.
Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V.27
TITLE: Vue de Cavite dans la Baie de Manille (Manilla, Philippines)
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CONDITION: Very Good
On thick wove cream-colored paper. Clean, bright with wide platemarks and margins.
ENGRAVER: Jean Baptiste Simonet
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