"Tableau des Decouvertes du Capt.ne Cook, & de la Pérouse”- Discoveries of Captain Cook and de La Pérouse - Inhabitants of the Pacific
Groups of various indigenous peoples of the Pacific region (each numbered and named below), dressed in their native costumes; in the background of each group a typical landscape of their region. The tableau is surrounded by a narrow pictorial border. Very fine engraving and aquatint, water-colouring in delicate shades, the framing bordure highlighted with gold.
Grasset de Saint-Sauveur in these series of works skilfully wove together individual scenes from various sources, a human tapestry of the different continents and regions. Artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810). Engraver: Phelipeau (= Antoine Phelippeaux, 1767-c.1830). Printer and publisher: Georges Malbeste (1754-1843). Paris, 1798/99
Print size: 43,5 cm x 52,5 cm
Beautiful print and colour, some minor stains in the margins, altogether in very good condition, rare!