C1807

Nouvelle-Hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Dasyure A Longue Queque (Dasyurus Macrourius Geof.)

Famous image of Spotted-tailed Quolls eating from a seal carcass, from the official accounts of the voyage of exploration and scientific research under the command of Nicholas Baudin, in the ships the Geographe and Naturalist. The naturalists from the expedition … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nouvelle-Hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Dasyure A Longue Queque (Dasyurus Macrourius Geof.)

Date:

C1807

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

345mm 
x 264mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nouvelle-Hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Dasyure A Longue Queque (Dasyurus Macrourius Geof.) - Antique Print from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Famous image of Spotted-tailed Quolls eating from a seal carcass, from the official accounts of the voyage of exploration and scientific research under the command of Nicholas Baudin, in the ships the Geographe and Naturalist. 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. The first sighting of quolls were made by Joseph Banks on 1 May 1770 at Botany Bay. ‘Named the ‘je-Quoll’ by the natives’, August 1770 Joseph Banks. Julian Crozet, observed March 1772, ‘Our hunters met a tiger cat and found several holes like those in a warren’, Blackman’s Bay, Tasmania.

Common names: Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tiger Cat, Tiger Quoll & Spotted-tailed Native Cat.
Binomial name: Dasyurus maculatus
First described: Kerr 1792
Distribution: SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

From Francois Peron’s, Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terre d’Australes. (Baudin Voyage)

References:
Olsen, P. Upside Down World. Canberra 210: p.46.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 472041
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number 2010.96.64
State Library South Australia: B1529208
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: FRBNF38495530

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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