C1825

Nlle. Hollande; Port Jackson: Passage de Cox, dans les Montagnes-Bleues.

Famous c.19th engraving of the French explorers from Louis Freycinets voyage of exploration riding through Cox’s Pass, Blue Mountains. The construction of a descent from the bluff at Mount York took William Cox and his road party five weeks between … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nlle. Hollande; Port Jackson: Passage de Cox, dans les Montagnes-Bleues.

Date:

C1825

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Stipple engraving printed in colour and hand coloured.

Image Size: 

272mm 
x 190mm

Paper Size: 

480mm 
x 322mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nlle. Hollande; Port Jackson: Passage de Cox, dans les Montagnes-Bleues. - Antique View from 1825

Genuine antique
dated:

1825

Description:

Famous c.19th engraving of the French explorers from Louis Freycinets voyage of exploration riding through Cox’s Pass, Blue Mountains.

The construction of a descent from the bluff at Mount York took William Cox and his road party five weeks between 7 November and 14 December 1814.

The Uranie, with a crew of 123 men, entered the Pacific from the West to make scientific observations on geography, magnetism, and meteorology… the expedition… visited most notably Australia, the Hawaiian Islands, Tonga, and Tierra del Fuego. The original ship, wrecked off the Falkland Islands, was replaced by the Physicienne which visited Rio de Janeiro. Freycinet smuggled his wife wife, Rose on board at the advent of the voyage and made the complete journey, causing a great deal of discord among the crew. Freycinet named one of the Samoan islands he discovered after her.

From Louis Claude de S. de Freycinet’s, Voyage autour du Monde… Historique.

References:
Dunmore, J. French Explorers in the Pacific. Oxford 1965-69: Sabin 25916; Wantrup p.159; Whittell p.260; Wood 349. (4).
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 941.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967.: 25916.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987: p. 159.


Collections:
National Gallery Australia: LEGACY ID 213882
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERDL PXX 84-26

J. Alphonse Pellion (1796 - 1868)

Pellion was a topographical painter, naval draughtsman and midshipman aboard l'Uranie under the command of Louis de Freycinet during the voyages of 1817-1820. Pellion made many sketches in NSW, including views of Cox's Pass and Cox's River and portraits of the local aborigines. In 1819, Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, invited the French explorer Baudin to cross the Blue Mountains on a new road, with Pellion accompanying him.

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