C1807

Nouvelle-hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Navigation. Les oiseaux qui courent a la surface des eaux sont des cygnes noirs. L'arbre au pied duguel se trouvent deux sauvages, est un casuarina; tous les autres sont des eucalyptus.

Rare engraving from Nicholas Baudin’s voyage of discovery in Australian waters Person’s described the canoe that is illustrated in the engraving as: The birds which run along the surface of the water are black swans. The wood of the canoe … Read Full Description

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Nouvelle-hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Navigation. Les oiseaux qui courent a la surface des eaux sont des cygnes noirs. L’arbre au pied duguel se trouvent deux sauvages, est un casuarina; tous les autres sont des eucalyptus.

Date:

C1807

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 150mm

Paper Size: 

351mm 
x 262mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nouvelle-hollande: Nouvelle Galles du Sud. Navigation. Les oiseaux qui courent a la surface des eaux sont des cygnes noirs. L'arbre au pied duguel se trouvent deux sauvages, est un casuarina; tous les autres sont des eucalyptus. - Antique View from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Rare engraving from Nicholas Baudin’s voyage of discovery in Australian waters Person’s described the canoe that is illustrated in the engraving as: The birds which run along the surface of the water are black swans. The wood of the canoe in which we find the two savages is Casuarina; all the other trees are Eucalyptus. 

From the official account of Nicholas Baudin’s voyage by Peron, F.  Voyage Decouvertes aux Terres Australes.

References:
Bonnemains, J. Baudin in Australian Waters: The Artwork of the French Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands, 1800-1804. Melbourne 1988: 16038.2.

Collections:
Australian National Maritime Museum: Object No: 00001136
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1998196

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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