C1833

1.Grand pros carolin, plan. 2.Coupe par la moitie. 3. Plan de la Charente qui unit les deux plates-formed. 4.Governail. 5.Pagaie. 6.Escope en tissu tres sevre.

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S/N: VDLCA-203-PI-CARO–235082
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Full Title:

1.Grand pros carolin, plan. 2.Coupe par la moitie. 3. Plan de la Charente qui unit les deux plates-formed. 4.Governail. 5.Pagaie. 6.Escope en tissu tres sevre.

Date:

C1833

Engraver:

Simeon 

Condition:

Spotting to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Chine-collé lithograph on India paper.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 347mm

Paper Size: 

357mm 
x 537mm

Description:

First edition of this superb Chine-collé aquatint on India paper of tcanoes from the Caroline islands.

Louis de Sainson was the artist aboard the famous Dumont D’Urville voyage of scientific discovery and exploration. 

The rare first issue is identified by the name J.Tastu, Editeur at lower left and the embossed stamp at lower sheet edge, ‘Voyage de L’Astrolabe J.Dumont D’Urville Commandant. J.T.’

 From ‘Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement’.

Collections:
National Library of Australia: Bib ID 2926348

 

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board theAstrolabeunder the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined theAstrolabeas a draughtsman. TheAstrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official accountHistorical Atlasof the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promotedcommis de marine 3e classe. He became aChevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and acommis de 2e classein September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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