Environs De Samboangan

Dumont D’Urville was a French explorer in the 19th century and was known to have travelled to the South and Western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. This engraving shows the landscape of the village of Samboangan (or Zamboanga) in Southern Philippines, which was a Spanish colony at that time. It can be seen as an attempt at documentation, trying to capture the scene and event as realistically as possible prior to the use or in the early days of photography where prints were either engraved images or lithographs, and reproduced as either posters or book or newspaper reproductions.

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