26 September 2002
Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855), L. Garneray, Adrien Aimé Taunay (1803-1828) and Bérard
Esquisse d'un Caracore appt. au Roi de Guébé, Sous voile, à la hauteur de Pisang, 1818., and a proof engraving after the subject; Pirogue de Rawak; Pirogues Carolinoises; and a proof engraving (Pirogues Carolinoises) after Bérard for plate 50 in the Atlas Historique; and Elevation et détails de pirog. Carolin.
one signed and dated 'Taunay Jne fecit 1818.' (lower right), one inscribed 'Pr. Mr. Bérard' (lower right), three inscribed as titles
one pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, two pen and ink, one grey wash on paper, watermarks Fortune over VDL and VAN DER LEY, IHS (Montgolfier)
14¼ x 19in. (36.2 x 48.3cm.) and smaller
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Arago's sketch of the boat belonging to the King of Guebé (for Pellion's drawing of the same boat see lot 60) and other studies of Papuan and Caroline Island sailing craft, including Bérard's plans, probably after Duperrey.
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