C1842

Ilot Basattique dans la Baie Sarah's Bosom.

Superb lithograph of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville anchored off a small island of basalt (Shoe Island), during Dumont d’Urville’s visit to the Auckland Islands in 1840. After exploring the southern regions Dumont … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ilot Basattique dans la Baie Sarah’s Bosom.

Date:

C1842

Engraver:

Thierry Brothers 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

322mm 
x 187mm

Paper Size: 

524mm 
x 341mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ilot Basattique dans la Baie Sarah's Bosom. - 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 anchored off a small island of basalt (Shoe Island), during Dumont d’Urville’s visit to the Auckland Islands in 1840.

After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the end of 1839. 
After a short period of rest in Hobart the ships headed south again on January 1, 1840, this time reaching about 64°S and found themselves suddenly surrounded by icebergs. On January 19, land was sighted, it was completely covered with snow so high it was impossible to see the summit. D’Urville named the coast, Terre Adelie after his wife. The expedition had established the approximate position of the magnetic pole and d’Urville felt that their task had been accomplished and left Antarctica and headed for New Zealand.
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”.

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:
National Library Australia:   Bib ID 3003980
National Library New Zealand:  Ref B-052-014

 

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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