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Number: 2451
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Senegal, Dakar, Goree
Year of Origin: 1833 (estimated)
Title: Ile de Goree
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 22.0
Width: 31.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Jules S. C. Dumont D'Urville
Engraver: de Sainson
Barthelemy Lauvergne
Sigismond Himely
N. Remond
Other Contributors: Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace
Northernmost Latitude: 14.7
Southernmost Latitude: 14.6
Westernmost Longitude: -17.41
Easternmost Longitude: -17.39
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: On India paper, A lithographic view of the island of Goree off the west coast of Africa which now forms part of the city of Dakar in Senegal. It was published in Dumont D'Urville's 'Voyage de la Corvette L'Astrolabe' issued in several parts in 1830. The voyage was searching for the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La P?ouse. His voyage ended in tragedy when they were lost after leaving Botany Bay in March 1788. It was not until 1827 that their fate was known, this book marks that finding. Ferguson 1341; Hill p. 88; Philip Burden; 3 duplicates show de Sainson Edit. in lower left margin; see Laplace....view of the island of Gor?, drawn by Barth??y Lauvergne and engraved with aquatint by Sigismond Himely. Located in the bay of Dakar in Senegal, the island of Goree was between the fifteenth and nineteenth century one of the largest centers of slave trade to the Americas. The view comes from the voyage around the world by the seas of India and China, executed on the corvette of the State Favorite during the years 1830, 1831 and 1832. Party of Toulon aboard the Corvette la Favorite, Laplace went along the coasts of Africa, stopped at Pondicherry, Madras, the Philippines, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand before crossing the Pacific Ocean. He returned to France in 1832, passing through Chile, Cape Horn and the coasts of Brazil.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2018