Auction 134, Lot 716

"Carte des Iles Taiti", Tardieu, Ambroise

Subject: Tahiti

Period: 1834 (published)

Publication: Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 8.5 inches
32.5 x 21.6 cm

This detailed map of the islands of Tahiti and the Society Islands was drawn for Dumont d'Urville's important first voyage of explorations in the Pacific (1826-29). The voyage returned to France with an impressive load of hydrographical papers and collections of zoological, botanical and mineralogical reports, which were destined to strongly influence the scientific analysis of those regions.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010