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LOT 61219:

Vaillant - Pair of Lithographs of Views of Canton, China

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06/04/2024 at Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
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Vaillant - Pair of Lithographs of Views of Canton, China
This fine folio lithograph is from August Nicolas Vaillant & Achille Etienne Gigault de la Salle's Voyage Autour du Monde Execute Pendant les Annes 1836 et 1837 sur la Corvette la Bonite Commandee par M. Vaillant, Captaine de Vaisseu. Relation du Voyage [Album Historique]. The work was published in Paris between 1845 and 1852 by Arthus Bertrand, Editeur, Libraire dde la Société de Géographie.

Vaillant was a French naval officer that was tasked with this voyage in 1836. It was mainly a political expedition to build trade relations through the Pacific to South America, Hawaii, China, the Philippines, and Calcutta. He was also tasked with making hydrographic and geographic observations when possible, as well as gathering natural history specimens. On this expedition Vaillant employed naturalists Joseph Eydoux and François Souleyet, and watercolour artists Barthélémy Lauvergne and Théodore-Auguste Fisquet. "The principal aims of the voyage were political; to show the French flag in various areas in the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, China, and Cochin China; to extend protection to a number of French subjects; and to draw up comprehensive reports on the countries visited, including Brazil, Chile, the Marianas, and the Philippines" (Hill)

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
~ 19 1/4" by 12 1/2"

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