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Fete donnee au General Dentrecasteaux engraving

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Fete donnee au General Dentrecasteaux par Toubau, Roi des Iles des Amis

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Antique print relating to Australia
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The Friendly Islands (Tonga) were known as such because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773. From Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardiere's (1755-1834) 'Atlas du Voyage a la recherche de la Perouse', published in Paris, 1817 edition. Printers crease across the sky.
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artist Jacques Louis Copia (1764-1799) after Jean Piron (1767/1771-1796)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1817
size 300mm by 445mm (platemark)
SKU AU5440