C1833

Inauguration du Monument

First edition of this superb lithograph of the monument erected for La Perouse at Vanikoro by the officers of the Astrolable. The great mystery of the La Pérouse’s disappearance after he was last seen on the same day as Governor … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Inauguration du Monument

Date:

C1833

Condition:

Top margin cropped tightly, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Chine-collé lithograph on India paper

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 300mm

Paper Size: 

505mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Inauguration du Monument - Antique View from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

First edition of this superb lithograph of the monument erected for La Perouse at Vanikoro by the officers of the Astrolable. The great mystery of the La Pérouse’s disappearance after he was last seen on the same day as Governor Arthur Phillip had entered Botany Bay in January 1788, was solved by Dumont D’Urville. D’Urville had found out that La Pérouse had been stranded on Vanikoro after both his vessels, La Boussole and the Astrolabe, struck the then unknown reefs of the island in 1788.

From ‘Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement’.

Collections:
Alexander Turnbull Library: Reference Number: B-052a-004
Australian National Museum: Object No: 00004392
National Library of Australia: Bib ID 2924606

 

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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