Okinawa Plates

Voyage Pittoresque Autour Du Monde (1934/5)

D'urville, M. Dumont:
Voyage Pittoresque Autour Du Monde, Paris, Henri Dupuy/Chez L. Tenre, 1834/5, two volumes, Vol 1 - frontispiece and 137 plates, 576 pp; Vol 2 - frontispiece and 134 plates, 584 pp, 4to, 6 folding engraved maps and 13 woodcut text illustrations, text in French printed in double column format. This is a two volume compilation of voyages of discovery edited by Dumont d'Urville, one of the great French explorers of the mid-nineteenth century. Volume 1 covers travels to Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Japan, Liou-Tcheou, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, etc. Volume 2 deals with Australia and Tasmania. Most of the great explorers are represented in this work, including Cook, Laperouse, Vancouver, Bougainville, Anson, Byron, Dillon, Dampier, McLeod/Hall and others.

The plates reproduce, in small scale, the illustrations from Choris, Cook and most of the other published narratives. A compilation of existing accounts. Five plates related to Okinawa are presented in Volume 1. The plates are black and white woodcut engravings printed on thin paper that is 7 1/4 x 11 in.


Okinawa (Liou-Tcheou) Plates

    Ryukyu Related Plate 1
  • Komi, Chef de Liou-Tcheou & Sa Femme (Komee & Low Class Loochooan) (Voyage, plate 1) [p52/60]*

  • Pretre & Chef de Liou-Tcheou (Priest and Gentleman of Loo Choo) (Voyage, plate 2) [p34/33]*
    Ryukyu Related Plate 2

  • Jonque de Liou-Tcheou Portant le Tribut (Departure of a Loo Choo Junk with Tribute to Pekin) (Voyage, plate 1) [p47/55]*

  • Jardin des Petres a Liou-Tcheou (Garden of the Temple at Lew Chew) (Voyage, plate 2) [p19/17]*
    Ryukyu Related Plate 3

  • Napa-Kiang, Capitale de Liou-Tcheou (View of Napakiang Taken From the Fort) (XLII, plate 3) [p45/53]*

  • Tombeau a Liou-Tcheou (Loo Choo Sepulchre) (XLII, plate 4) [p42/50]*
    Ryukyu Related Plate 4

  • Un Chef & Ses Dew Fils (Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons) (LXIII plate 3) [p31/31]*

  • Kouang-Yong, Diesse du Pardon (Kwan-Yin, Goddess of Mercy) (LXIII plate 4) [p49/57]*
    Ryukyu Related Plate 5

  • Serviteurs du Chef de Liou-Tcheou (Lewchewan Chief and Attendants) (LXIV, plate 3) [p21/20]*

  • Korean Chief (LXIV, plate 4) - Not Okinawa [p54/61]*

* The numbers in [] refer to the page/plate in Great Lew Chew Discovered: 19th Century Ryukyu in Western Art and Illustration, by Rob Oechsle and Masatoshi Uehara, where this plate is discussed and its origin/derivation discussed (in Japanese language unfortunately).


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