Captain Gabriel-Pierre Lafond (1802 - 1876) was an adventurous French merchant navy captain. He was awarded the Legion of Honor of France.
He wrote fascinating accounts of his voyages to far flung parts of the the world.
His accompanying illustrations are rare and dazzling ! They showing intriguing aspects of differing nations' customs and costumes. They have top notch hand painted colouring.
Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are genuine antique prints from 1843 and are rare.