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Admiral Jules Sébastien César Dumont d’Urville

Explorer, cartographer, botanist, linguist, writer.

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A fleet of war canoes seen by Dumont d'Urville's expedition De Sainson, an artist who illustrated Dumont d'Urville's 'Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde' (1839 shows a Maori party hoeing up potatoes. Food is also being temporarily stored on a platform at the left of the picture De Sainson, artist on one of Dumont d'Urville's expeditions, sketched these Maori articles (1833): Dish and pounder (top), weapons (extreme right and left), fish-hooks (top right and left), greenstone ornament (centre), ear-rings (bottom, centre, right, and left) Dumont d'Urville's artist, de Sainson, captures the rhythm of a Maori dance on the 'Astrolabe' at Tolaga Bay. Men, women, and children all appear to be enjoying the fun of this dance! Dumont d'Urville's artist made this pleasing representation of a typical inlet on the East Coast of the North Island. Prominent in the picture are the Maori canoes, the trees growing to the water's edge, and the sea-worn rocks Dumont d'Urville — (1790–1842) Fig. 11.—From a drawing in Dumont D'Urville's Voyages Fig. 16.—Thigh-tattooing. — (From Dumont D'Urville's “Voyages.”) Fig. 33.—From Dumont D'Urville's “Voyages,” c. 1826 Fig. 34.—A girl's head from Dumont D'Urville's “Voyages.” Fig. 36.—From Dumont D'Urville's “Voyages.” J. S. C. Dumont D'Urville


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