C1833

La Corvette L'Astrolabe, attaque par les Naturels de la Cote nord. (Nouvelle Guinee.)

Rare lithograph of the French ship the Astrolabe which was originally named Coquille and used in Louis Isidore Duperrey’s circumnavigation of the earth (1822–1825). She was named after the navigational instrument, the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant. Under the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

La Corvette L’Astrolabe, attaque par les Naturels de la Cote nord. (Nouvelle Guinee.)

Date:

C1833

Condition:

Minor spotting to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured Chine-collé lithograph on India paper.

Image Size: 

342mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

535mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
La Corvette L'Astrolabe, attaque par les Naturels de la Cote nord. (Nouvelle Guinee.) - Antique Print from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Rare lithograph of the French ship the Astrolabe which was originally named Coquille and used in Louis Isidore Duperrey’s circumnavigation of the earth (1822–1825). She was named after the navigational instrument, the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant. Under the command of Dumont d’Urvilled she sailed from Toulon on 22 April 1826, towards the Pacific Ocean, for a circumnavigation of the world that was  lasted nearly three years. The expedition returned to Marseille on 25 March 1829.

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

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2702831

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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