C1800

[Catimarron of Van Diemen's Land./ Canoe of the Isle of St. Croix.

Scarce engraving of two canoes on the one sheet, the one at top, a Tasmanian one made from bark and used by the aborigines to journey to offshore islands, to hunt for seasonally plentiful food such as mutton-birds and seals. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Catimarron of Van Diemen’s Land./ Canoe of the Isle of St. Croix.

Date:

C1800

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 110mm

Paper Size: 

260mm 
x 196mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Catimarron of Van Diemen's Land./ Canoe of the Isle of St. Croix. - Antique Print from 1800

Genuine antique
dated:

1800

Description:

Scarce engraving of two canoes on the one sheet, the one at top, a Tasmanian one made from bark and used by the aborigines to journey to offshore islands, to hunt for seasonally plentiful food such as mutton-birds and seals. other of a boy.

First published in, Jacques Julien Houton de Labillardiere (1755-1834), “Relation du voyage a la recherche de La Perouse”  Homme du Cap de Diemen. This engraving is from the English edition.

From Labillardière, J., An Account of a Voyage in Search of La Pérouse, Undertaken by Order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and Performed in the Years 1791, 1792, and 1793, in the Recherche and Espérance, Ships of War, Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Bruni d’Entrecasteaux

Jean Hubert Piron (1767 - 1796)

Piron was a painter and naval draughtsman. Little is known of this artist who is best remembered by his significant contribution Australia 's fauna, flora and ethnography.J

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