C1833

L'Anse de L'Astrolabe. (Nouvelle Zelande)

Rare lithograph of New Zealand from the accounts of Dumont D’Urville’s voyage of exploration and discovery in the Astrolabe. The Astrolabe’s first sighting of the coast of New Zealand was made on 11 January 1827 at Cape Foulwind. The ship … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

L’Anse de L’Astrolabe. (Nouvelle Zelande)

Date:

C1833

Engraver:

Achille St. Aulaire 
(1801 – 
1889?)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

530mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
L'Anse de L'Astrolabe. (Nouvelle Zelande) - Antique View from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Rare lithograph of New Zealand from the accounts of Dumont D’Urville’s voyage of exploration and discovery in the Astrolabe.

The Astrolabe’s first sighting of the coast of New Zealand was made on 11 January 1827 at Cape Foulwind. The ship continued around the northern tip of the South Island into Tasman Bay where on 14 January members of the crew went ashore, remaining in the surrounds until 22 January. The bay in which they moored was named after the ship, and is shown here viewed from the shore with three French sailors on the beach in the foreground. Two waka are depicted, with the Astrolabe moored beyond. The island in the background was named Adele Island for the Captain Dumont d’Urville’s wife. ref; Auckland Art Gallery.

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

Collections:
Auckland Art Gallery: Accession no 2010/5/10
National Library of Australia: Bib ID 2682389

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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