C1825

Nouvelle-Hollande. Vue de la Riviere Waragamba, dans les Montagnes-Bleues, Au Port-Jackson.

French engraving of the Warragamba River by Pierre Antoine Marchais artist on board Louis Claude de S. de Freycinet’s voyage of exploration in the Uranie. The French expedition visited Sydney and were very well entertained by Sydney’s wealthy elite but also travelled widely. The Uranie, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nouvelle-Hollande. Vue de la Riviere Waragamba, dans les Montagnes-Bleues, Au Port-Jackson.

Date:

C1825

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 235mm

Paper Size: 

446mm 
x 310mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nouvelle-Hollande. Vue de la Riviere Waragamba, dans les Montagnes-Bleues, Au Port-Jackson. - Antique View from 1825

Genuine antique
dated:

1825

Description:

French engraving of the Warragamba River by Pierre Antoine Marchais artist on board Louis Claude de S. de Freycinet’s voyage of exploration in the Uranie. The French expedition visited Sydney and were very well entertained by Sydney’s wealthy elite but also travelled widely.

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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