C1833

Carte de la Partie de L'Ocean Pacifique parcouvue pa la Corvette l'Astrolabe, dressee par MM.D'Urville et Lotin 1833.

Important large scale French chart of Australia and the Pacific from one the great French voyages of exploration and scientific discovery undertaken by the Restoration and the July Monarchy under the command of Dumont D’Urville in the Astrolabe. The chart shows … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de la Partie de L’Ocean Pacifique parcouvue pa la Corvette l’Astrolabe, dressee par MM.D’Urville et Lotin 1833.

Date:

C1833

Engraver:

Ambroise Tardieu 

Condition:

Lower central fold in margin with minor repaired split, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

600mm 
x 420mm

Paper Size: 

720mm 
x 540mm

Platemark Size: 

660mm 
x 475mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la Partie de L'Ocean Pacifique parcouvue pa la Corvette l'Astrolabe, dressee par MM.D'Urville et Lotin 1833. - Antique Map from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Important large scale French chart of Australia and the Pacific from one the great French voyages of exploration and scientific discovery undertaken by the Restoration and the July Monarchy under the command of Dumont D’Urville in the Astrolabe. The chart shows the tracks of the Astrolable. After James Cook, Dumont D’Urville made perhaps the greatest contribution to the mapping of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

From D’Urville’s, Voyage de la Corvette L’Astrolabe, Paris.

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 528, p.69, ill. plate 69.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID2926482
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: ark:/12148/btv1b53093607f

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790 - 1842)

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) was a French explorer and naval officer. Dumont d’Urville sailed from Toulon on 22 April 1826, towards the Pacific Ocean in his first voyage in the Astrolabe, for a circumnavigation of the world that was to lasted nearly three years. The expedition returned to Marseille on 25 March 1829. The Astrolabe was originally named Coquille and used for Louis Isidore Duperrey's circumnavigation of the earth (1822–1825). She was renamed after the navigational instrument, the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant. In his second voyage in the Astrolabe and the Zélée he sailed from Toulon on 7 September 1837 with the aim to reach the most southerly point possible at this time in the Weddell Sea; to pass through the Strait of Magellan; to travel up the coast of Chile in order to head for Oceania with the objective of inspecting the new British colonies in Western Australia; to sail to Hobart; and to sail to New Zealand to find opportunities for French whalers and to examine places where a penal colony might be established. After passing through the East Indies, the mission would have to round the Cape of Good Hope and returning on 6 November 1840.

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Ambroise Tardieu (1788 - 1841)

Tardieu was a French cartographer and engraver of Paris Rue de Sorbonne No 385 was born in 1788 and died in 1841. Tardieu composed maps for Voyages of La Harpe 1821, for Dumont Durville1833 and an Atlas Universal in 1842. He also worked for the depot marine.

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