C1838

Le Phoque a Trompe. Phoca proboscidea, Peron.

This early engraved image of elephant seals was based on Charles Lesueur drawing on King Island, made on the Baudin’s visit to the island on 6th December 1802. The naturalists from the expedition camped for several days at Sea Elephant … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Le Phoque a Trompe. Phoca proboscidea, Peron.

Date:

C1838

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 205mm
AUTHENTICITY
Le Phoque a Trompe. Phoca proboscidea, Peron. - Antique Print from 1838

Genuine antique
dated:

1838

Description:

This early engraved image of elephant seals was based on Charles Lesueur drawing on King Island, made on the Baudin’s visit to the island on 6th December 1802. The naturalists from the expedition camped for several days at Sea Elephant Bay on King Island in Bass Strait where they collected specimens of two native cats.

Common name Southern Elephant Seal

Modern binomial name Mirounga leonina

First described Linnaeus 1758

Distribution Occassional annual sightings in Tasmania.

Initially from Peron’s, Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terre d’Australes.

Charles Alexander Lesueur (1778 - 1846)

French natural history and topographical artist on board the lavishly equipped scientific expedition prepared by the Institut de France with the ambitions to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, in two corvettes, Geographe and the Naturaliste. Lesueur was taken on not as an artist or scientist but as an assistant gunner. Nichloas Baudin the commander of the expedition soon discovered Lesueur's talents and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. His prolific output and the quality of his drawings during this important voyage is a testament to his artistic talents.

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