Nouvelle-hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Navigation

Nouvelle-hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Navigation
Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778-1846)
Image Size:
150mm x 205mm (5.91" x 8.07")
In good condition.
Copper engraving hand coloured
Stock Number:
VDATAF 023 ABO (AG) (C004)

Person's described the canoe that is illustrated in the engraving as: "The wood of the canoe in which we find the two savages is Casuarina; all the other trees are Eucalyptus."

From the official account of Nicholas Baudin's voyage,  Voyage Decouvertes aux Terres Australes.


Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778-1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nicholas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.