C1841

Costume de la Haute Californie. Dame de Monterey.

Artist:

P. Blanchard (1793 - 1864)

Rare lithograph of San Francisco from one of the rarest of all French voyages of discovery. The Venus had left Kamchatka for the Aleutian Islands, having confirmed that the island of ‘Nuniwak’, shown on some British charts, did not exist, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Costume de la Haute Californie. Dame de Monterey.

Date:

C1841

Artist:

P. Blanchard (1793 - 1864)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph, with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

520mm 
x 330mm
AUTHENTICITY
Costume de la Haute Californie. Dame de Monterey. - Antique Print from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Rare lithograph of San Francisco from one of the rarest of all French voyages of discovery.

The Venus had left Kamchatka for the Aleutian Islands, having confirmed that the island of ‘Nuniwak’, shown on some British charts, did not exist, he next looked for ‘Saavaty Island’, supposedly discovered by some Japanese sailors, but with the same result. The Venus then headed for California and anchored in Monterey Bay on 18/10/37. Dupetit-Thouars found the settlement in ruins, with only a handful monks and few native American families left. The ships stayed until 14/11/37.

Rare lithograph from the official account by Abel du Petit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

 

 

 

 

Artist:

Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars (1836-1839)

Dupetit-Thouars joined the navy at the age of eleven, was appointed ‘asprant (midshipman) in 1808 and ‘enseigne’ in 1814. As a member of a patrician family (he was a nephew of Aristide Dupetit-Thouars who searched for La Perouse), the restoration of the monarchy aided his career and enabled him to become ‘lieutenant de vasseau’ in 1819, and ‘captaine de fregate’ in 1826. His reputation was further enhanced by his service in the expedition against Algiers. On 21st December 1836 he was issued instructions to sail the areas frequented by French whalers and offer assistance where required, and to assist French traders along the coasts of South and Central America, where commercial enterprise had been slow to take off.

Ref: Howgego D38 p185-187

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