C1848

Monument to Monsieur de la Perouse, and his Companions. Erected at Botany Bay.

The Foundation Stone of the Laperouse Monument was laid on the 6th September 1825, by Hyacinthe de Bougainvill during his three month stay in Sydney during his circumnavigation of the world. ‘Largely as a personal favour to Hyacinthe de Bougainville, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Monument to Monsieur de la Perouse, and his Companions. Erected at Botany Bay.

Date:

C1848

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint, hand coloured.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Monument to Monsieur de la Perouse, and his Companions. Erected at Botany Bay. - Antique Print from 1848

Genuine antique
dated:

1848

Description:

The Foundation Stone of the Laperouse Monument was laid on the 6th September 1825, by Hyacinthe de Bougainvill during his three month stay in Sydney during his circumnavigation of the world. ‘Largely as a personal favour to Hyacinthe de Bougainville, the generous Brisbane, who had a great deal of affection for France and was corresponding member of the French Academy of Science, granted an area of 176 square yards for the monument and a further seventy square yards for Father Receveur’s grave, which was located 136 yards from the monument. The ceremony during which the first stone was laid on 6 September 1825 was recorded in minutes.’

Capt. Robert Westmacott (1801 - 1870)

Sketcher, army officer and pioneer. He is best known for his sketches in Australia, a series of views of Sydney and rural New South Wales. Settling north Bulli he bred horses and was said to have discovered and surveyed the road now called Bulli Pass.

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