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Ile Madison. Guerrier

Date: c 1835
Dimensions:
Overall: 243 x 162 mm, 0.006 kg
Medium: Coloured engraving on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00031489

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    HistoryThis plate, No. 27, is from 'Bibliothèque universelle des voyages, effectués par mer ou par terre dans les diverses parties du monde, depuis les premières découvertes jusqu'a nos jours' by Albert Étienne de Montémont, published by Armand-Aubrée, Paris 1833. Volumes 1 - 21 are subtitled 'Voyages Autour de Monde'. The plate describes the account of the islands by American naval officer Captain David Porter (1783 - 1843) who arrived off Nuku Hiva, on 25 October 1813, renamed it Madison's Island after President James Madison, and established a naval base there to harass British shipping in the War of 1812.


    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Ile Madison. Guerrier

    Assigned title: Plate 27. Warrior of Nuka Hiva, Marquesas Islands

    Related People
    Engraver: Choubard

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