C1841

Basse desTrois-Freres et pointe du phare, a l'entree de la baie d'Avatscha. (KamtschatKa.)

Rare lithograph of Avacha Bay, Russia base for the Russian fleet, from the official account by Abel du Petit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839. The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8/7/37, having sailed from Calao to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Basse desTrois-Freres et pointe du phare, a l’entree de la baie d’Avatscha. (KamtschatKa.)

Date:

C1841

Condition:

Toning to outer sheet edges, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Chine colle lithograph, uncoloured as issued.

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

520mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Basse desTrois-Freres et pointe du phare, a l'entree de la baie d'Avatscha. (KamtschatKa.) - Antique View from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Rare lithograph of Avacha Bay, Russia base for the Russian fleet, from the official account by Abel du Petit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8/7/37, having sailed from Calao to check on the existence of the island of St Paul, shown on some old charts which Dupetit-Thouars decided did not exist. At Honolulu, like other visiting French, he became immediately embroiled in the missionary controversy. The French stayed in the Hawiian Islands for two weeks before setting sail for the ‘Kruzenstern Reef’. On 31/7/37 Dupetit-Thouars arrived in the region of ‘Kruzenstern Reef’, but after careful measurements decided that it did not exist.

Then on 25/8/37 Cape Povorotnyy, to the south of Petropavlovsk in Kamachatka (Russia), was sighted, and on 31/8/37, after fog had concealed the coast for five days, the Venus entered Avacha Bay. There the French were warmly welcomed by Governor Shakov, who placed a house at Dupetit-Thouars disposal for an observatory and organised hunting trips for the officers.

Romuald Georges Menard (1778 - 1846)

French cartographer and surveyor. He was attached to the Cadastral Survey of the city of Paris and is best known for his Atlas National des Departments et des Possessions de la France in which all the maps are beautifully embellished.

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