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Choris, Louis aka Ludovik Andrevitch Choris , artist., 1795-1828; Lith de Bove; dirigé par Noël et Cie.
Débarquement à travers les récifs de l'Isle de Romanzoff. [Wotje (Marshall Islands)]. Original lithograph.
Paris : Paul Renouard, 1826. Color lithograph. 25,5 x 43,5 cm. Plate X.. From "Vues et paysages des régions équinoxiales, recueillis dans un voyage autour du monde par Louis Choris, avec une introduction et un texte explicatif.".. OCLC Number: 936613121, Choris served as artist on Otto von Kotzebue's expedition of 1815 to 1818. On this voyage, Kotzebue traveled from Russia around South America via Cape Horn, visited many Polynesian islands, and charted the Alaskan coast. Image placed horizontally on page.. "In July 1815 Choris, at the age of 20, joined Otto von Kotzebue's expedition on the Rurik as the official artist. This was the first Russian circumnavigation devoted exclusively to scientific purposes and several well-known scientists contributed greatly to its success. Choris made a great many drawings during this voyage. In 1822 he published Voyage Pittoresque autour du monde .. Despite his using many of his drawings in that work, Choris found 24 subjects among the remaining drawings which he published 4 years later in [the present work]" (Lada-Mocarski). The plates are of subjects from the Atlantic and Pacific and include five of the coast of Brazil, three in Chile, eleven in the South Pacific and Hawaii, and the remainder in Kamchatka, the Marianas, Manila, the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena. "Choris' drawings are original and faithful pictorial representations of the subjects he drew" (Lada-Mocarski). References: Borba de Moraes pp.180-181; Forbes I, 632; Lada-Mocarski 90; O'Reilly & Reitman 786; Sabin 12885.. Louis Choris, peintre et voyageur russe, habile à pein … [Click Below for Full Description]
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