C1842

Mouillage de Korora-Reka (Baie des Iles)

Famous lithograph of the the Bay of islands from the accounts of Dumont D’Urville’s final voyage of exploration and the second in the Astrolabe. A view from above Russell looking down into the bay, with 16 ships at anchor and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mouillage de Korora-Reka (Baie des Iles)

Date:

C1842

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

452mm 
x 285mm

Paper Size: 

523mm 
x 342mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mouillage de Korora-Reka (Baie des Iles) - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Famous lithograph of the the Bay of islands from the accounts of Dumont D’Urville’s final voyage of exploration and the second in the Astrolabe.
A view from above Russell looking down into the bay, with 16 ships at anchor and two others in the distance. The houses of Russell can be seen below to the left and in the foreground pedestrians and horsemen pass by on a road.
Shown are numerous ships at anchor including the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle. After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the end of 1839. After a short period of rest in Hobart the ships headed south again on January 1, 1840, this time reaching about 64°S and found themselves suddenly surrounded by icebergs. On January 19, land was sighted, it was completely covered with snow so high it was impossible to see the summit. D’Urville named the coast, Terre Adelie after his wife. The expedition had established the approximate position of the magnetic pole and d’Urville felt that their task had been accomplished and left Antarctica and headed for New Zealand.

From Dumont d’Urville, Atlas pittoresque, Voyage au pole sud et dans l’Oceanie.

References:

Ellis, D & E. Early Prints Of New Zealand 1642 – 1875. Christchurch 1978 132, ill. 133
Hocken, T. A bibliography of the literature relating to New Zealand. Wellington 1973 p. 93.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 508.

Collections:
Auckland Art Gallery: Accession no 1984/35
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: 2002-0036-2
National Library Australia: 2847773
National Library New Zealand: PUBL-0028-183

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) Breton was French marine artist and was the official artist on board the voyage of exploration under the command of Dumont D'Urville. From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.

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