Terre De Diemen. Navigation. Vue de la Cote Orientale de l'Ile Schouten. N.B. Le bout de terrein sur lequel repose la grande pirogue n'existe pas dans la nature; la mer sur ce point est parfaitement libre.


Title:
Terre De Diemen. Navigation. Vue de la Cote Orientale de l'Ile Schouten. N.B. Le bout de terrein sur lequel repose la grande pirogue n'existe pas dans la nature; la mer sur ce point est parfaitement libre.
Date:
C1807
Artist:
Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778-1846)
Engraver:
Claude-Francois Fortier (1775-1835)
Image Size:
320mm x 245mm (12.6" x 9.65")
Condition:
Some minor spotting on right margin, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring
Price:

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Stock Number:
VDATAQ 010 ABO (NIPGL) (C004)
Description:

Schouten Island is off the eastern coast of Tasmania, south of the Freycinet Peninsula and is a part of Freycinet National Park. The canoes were made from bark and were used by Tasmanian Aborigines to journey to offshore islands, to hunt for seasonally plentiful food such as mutton-birds and seals.

From Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes

Biography:

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. Nichloas 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.

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