C1842

Baie de Sarah’s Bosom (Iles Auckland)

Superb lithograph of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville at anchor at the Auckland islands, New Zealand. This sweeping view is of the bay originally known as Sarah’s Bosom (renamed Port Ross in 1849) … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Baie de Sarah’s Bosom (Iles Auckland)

Date:

C1842

Engraver:

Sabatier 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

425mm 
x 255mm

Paper Size: 

523mm 
x 343mm
AUTHENTICITY
Baie de Sarah's Bosom (Iles Auckland) - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Superb lithograph of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville at anchor at the Auckland islands, New Zealand.

This sweeping view is of the bay originally known as Sarah’s Bosom (renamed Port Ross in 1849) at the northern end of Auckland Island. The Astrolabe and the Zélée lay at anchor in the sheltered harbour for eight days in March 1840. While the scientists on board explored the region, collecting bird, plant and rock samples, Louis Le Breton recorded this scene. Reference: Christchurch Art Gallery.

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.

From Dumont d’Urville, Atlas pittoresque, Voyage au pole sud et dans l’Oceanie.

References:
Hocken, T. A bibliography of the literature relating to New Zealand. Wellington 1973 p. 93.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 508.

Collections:
Christchurch Art Gallery: Reference 80/44
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Registration Number2002-0036-2
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1481341
National Library Wellington: RefB-052a-014
State Library NSW: Reference code 845010

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

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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