C1842

Pecheurs de Tripang a La Baie Raffles.

Rare lithograph of Dumont D’Urville at Raffles Bay which is 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 … Read Full Description

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S/N: VAPS-115-AM-NT-1842-BRET–188331
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Full Title:

Pecheurs de Tripang a La Baie Raffles.

Date:

C1842

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

315mm 
x 190mm

Paper Size: 

423mm 
x 300mm
AUTHENTICITY
Pecheurs de Tripang a La Baie Raffles. - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Rare lithograph of Dumont D’Urville at Raffles Bay which is 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 trepang (sea cucumber) fishing fleet and visited their encampment. The French arrived at the 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 D’Urville, Voyage au Pole Sud et dans L’Oceanie.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1471888
Australian National Maritime Museum: Object No: 00003618
National Gallery Australia: NGA 2005.1123

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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