C1837

Confluent de la Nepean et du Waragamba (Nouvelle Galles meridionale)

Artist:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne (1796 - 1863)

Rare lithograph of the Nepean River, from the French voyage of exploration under the command of Bougainville’s which visit Sydney. The French had been given secret orders to report on Sydney’s defense capabilities, which Bougainville and his officers travelled as … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Confluent de la Nepean et du Waragamba (Nouvelle Galles meridionale)

Date:

C1837

Artist:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne (1796 - 1863)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 200mm
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Confluent de la Nepean et du Waragamba (Nouvelle Galles meridionale) - Antique Print from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Rare lithograph of the Nepean River, from the French voyage of exploration under the command of Bougainville’s which visit Sydney.

The French had been given secret orders to report on Sydney’s defense capabilities, which Bougainville and his officers travelled as far afield as possible, sketching and recording what they saw. The grandeur of the Blue Mountains was so much admired by the French artists, that they declaimed it exceeded everything they had seen during their whole of their expedition. 

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National Library of Australia Collection: BIB ID 2982246

From Bougainville Journal de la Navigation Autour du Globe de la frigate La Thetis et de la corvette L’Esperance pendant les annes 1824, 1825 et 1826.

Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, Baron Hyacinthe-Yves-Philippe-Potentien, Baron de Bougainville (1781-1846).

Biography:

Edmond Bigot de La Touanne (1796-1823)

French topographical artist and naval officer. Was lieutenant on the Thetis expedition to the South Seas in 1824-26 inder the command of Hyacinthe de Bougainville, which had been given secret orders to report on the defence capabilities of British settlements. 

On arriving at Port Jackson in 1825 Bougainville, his officers and La Touanne extensively and explored the colony recording as they travelled. Bougainville’s report stated that altough the colonies defences were poor the harbour was so deep and so protected as to be almost impregnable.

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