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Bougainville hoisting French Colours Magellan engraving

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M Bougainville hoisting French Colours on a small Rock in Magellan Streights

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Louis Antoine de Bougainville holds a French flag while standing on a rock with other men. Bougainville served as aide-de-camp to the French General Montcalm in Canada from 1759 to 1761, assisted in negotiating the Treaty of Paris, and then established a French colony on the Falkland Islands in 1764. After the French gave up the colony to the Spanish, he led the expedition of the first French circumnavigation from 1766 to 1769. Published in London by Hogg for 'A new, complete, and universal collection of authentic and entertaining voyages and travels to all the various parts of the world'.
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artist Royce after Vangro
method Copper-line engraving
date C1794
size 285mm by 160mm (platemark)
SKU AU7129