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Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855)

Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855)

Guham, 1819; Danse des naturels des Mariannes

signed and dated lower right 'Js Arago fect, 1819../.', inscribed upper centre and lower centre 'Guham, 1819.1./Danse des naturels des Mariannes.', grey wash
11 x 13 9/16in. (279 x 344mm.)
Claude, Baron de Saulces de Freycinet, Louis Freycinet's great-great-grand-nephew.
Paris, Musée de la Marine, Grands Voiliers autour du Monde, Les Voyages Scientifiques, March-April 1962, no. 54.

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The drawing was made on Freycinet's second circumnavigation of 1817-20 in the Corvettes Uranie and Physicienne. Freycinet visited Guam from March to June 1819. The largest of the Ladrones or Mariannes, a group of islands in the north Pacific, Guam was occupied by the Spanish until ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris in 1898

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