C1842

Agression des Naturels des Iles Opoulou (Oceanie)

Artist:

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

Lithograph of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville in New Zealand waters in confronation with Samoans. After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visiting many of the islands, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Agression des Naturels des Iles Opoulou (Oceanie)

Date:

C1842

Artist:

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

Engraver:

Sabatier 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Agression des Naturels des Iles Opoulou (Oceanie) - Antique Print from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Lithograph of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville in New Zealand waters in confronation with Samoans.

After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visiting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the end of 1839. 

After a short period of rest in Hobart the ships headed south again on January 1, 1840, this time reaching about 64°S and found themselves suddenly surrounded by icebergs. On January 19, land was sighted, it was completely covered with snow so high it was impossible to see the summit. D’Urville named the coast, Terre Adelie after his wife. The expedition had established the approximate position of the magnetic pole and d’Urville felt that their task had been accomplished and left Antarctica and headed for New Zealand.

The maps and views were published in the official accounts of the voyage and are the finest ever produced of Antarctica and intended to reflect France’s rightful place on the international stage. 

 Embossed blind stamp “Gide Editeur Paris” denoting that is from the original edition of “Voyage au Pole Sud”.

Biography:

Louis Le Breton (1818-1866)

Breton was French marine artist and was the official artist on board the voyage of exploration under the command of Dumont D’Urville.

From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.

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