C1842

Observatoire De La Baie Raffles.

Dumont d’Urville visited Raffles Bay in the corvettes Astrolabe and Zelee between 27 March and 6 April 1839 whilst on his final voyage, which resulted in the discovery of Antarctica as a continent. Located at the eastern end of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Observatoire De La Baie Raffles.

Date:

C1842

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 215mm
AUTHENTICITY
Observatoire De La Baie Raffles. - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Dumont d’Urville visited Raffles Bay in the corvettes Astrolabe and Zelee between 27 March and 6 April 1839 whilst on his final voyage, which resulted in the discovery of Antarctica as a continent. Located at the eastern end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive attempt at settlement on the northern coastline of Australia. It was named by Phillip Parker King in 1818 after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore. Like Flinders before him, d’Urville made contact with the Maccassar trepanging fleet and visited their encampment. Dumont d’Urville arrived at Victoria Settlement, commonly known as Port Essington, only five months after its establishment. The government intended that Port Essington be established as a major trading port like Singapore. Unfortunately, this attempt also failed and the settlement was finally abandoned in 1849.

From Voyage au Pole Sud et dans L’Oceanie.

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) Breton was French marine artist and was the official artist on board the voyage of exploration under the command of Dumont D'Urville. From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.

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