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FOURNIER, Joseph Marie. [A French sea chart of Lyttelton Harbour near Christchurch]
Plan des Baies De Tokolabo et Koko-Rarata Levé en 1838 Par M.M. Fournier (Martial) Lieutenant de Vaisseau et d'Ubraye, Enseigne de Vaisseau, sous les ordres de M. Cécille, Capitaine de Vaisseau, Commandant la Corvette l'Héroïne. Paris: Dépôt-générale de la Marine, 1840. 465 x 625mm.
A sea chart of Lyttelton Harbour, now the port of Christchurch, with a profile of the entrance to the harbour. It was surveyed by officers of the French corvette 'L'Héroïne', under the command of Jean-Baptiste Cécille, on its circumnavigation 1837-9. They visited Lyttleton to protect French whaling interests on the Banks Peninsula. At the time the chart was published a French colony ship landed on the peninsula, although their plans were thwarted by the Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the Maori chiefs earlier in the year.
[Ref: 18904]    £200.00 ($243 • €219 rates)


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