Blondela, Lieut.
1797

Vue du Mouillage des Fregates Francaises a L'Isle de Mowee

Vue du Mouillage des Fregates Francaises a L'Isle de Mowee (Maui)

DESCRIPTION: Engraved re-strike view of ships from the La Perouse expedition anchored off of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands at an anchorage now known as "La Perouse Bay". This is the first large-format view ever published of the island of Maui. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse". From a drawing by Lieutenant Blondela, Engraved by J.J. Avril; lettered by L. Aubert. No 14.

Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the 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 from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper. V. 15

CREATOR: Blondela, Lieut.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1797

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Hawaii

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good  On thick wove cream-colored paper. Clean, bright with wide platemarks.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Ch. Avril

SIZE: 16 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 55

PRICE: $450

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