C1833

Nlle. Hollande. Naturels du port du Roi Georges. Nlle. Hollande. Naturels de la Baie Jervis.

Two images on one sheet of aborigines of King George’s Sound and Jervois Bay. On 26 October 1826 Dumont d’Urville in the L’Astrolabe visited King George Sound and then sailed east along the south coast heading to Sydney. In November … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nlle. Hollande. Naturels du port du Roi Georges. Nlle. Hollande. Naturels de la Baie Jervis.

Date:

C1833

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.
AUTHENTICITY
Nlle. Hollande. Naturels du port du Roi Georges. Nlle. Hollande. Naturels de la Baie Jervis. - Antique Print from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

Two images on one sheet of aborigines of King George’s Sound and Jervois Bay. On 26 October 1826 Dumont d’Urville in the L’Astrolabe visited King George Sound and then sailed east along the south coast heading to Sydney. In November the Astrolabe sailed into Jervis Bay. The rare first issue of this lithograph, identified by the name J.Tastu, Editeur at lower left and the embossed stamp at lower sheet edge.

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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