C1833

Ravins volcaniques et montagne de cendre. (Ile de l'Ascension)

First edition of this superb Chine-collé lithograph on India paper of Ascension Island by Louis de Sainson artist aboard the famous Dumon’t D’Urville voyage of scientific discovery and exploration.  The island contains 44 dormant craters. The rare first issue is identified … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ravins volcaniques et montagne de cendre. (Ile de l’Ascension)

Date:

C1833

Engraver:

Louis Leborne (1796-1863) 

Condition:

Spotting to outer sheet edges, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Chine-collé lithograph on India paper.

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 203mm

Paper Size: 

537mm 
x 357mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ravins volcaniques et montagne de cendre. (Ile de l'Ascension) - Antique View from 1833

Genuine antique
dated:

1833

Description:

First edition of this superb Chine-collé lithograph on India paper of Ascension Island by Louis de Sainson artist aboard the famous Dumon’t D’Urville voyage of scientific discovery and exploration.  The island contains 44 dormant craters.

The rare first issue is identified by the name J.Tastu, Editeur at lower left and the embossed stamp at lower sheet edge, ‘Voyage de L’Astrolabe J.Dumont D’Urville Commandant. J.T.’

In 1501, the Portuguese navigator João da Nova sighted the island on Ascension Day (which fell on 21 May that year) and named it Ilha da Ascensão after this feast day.

From ‘Voyage de la Corvette Astrolabe Execute par Ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829, sours le Commandement’.
Collections:
National LIbrary of Australia: Bib ID 344126

 

Louis Auguste de Sainson (1800 - 1887)

French artist on the voyage of exploration on board the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont D’Urville which explored and visited the Pacific, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. He began his naval career at the port of Rochefort, working there from 21 August 1825 until 6 January 1826, where he joined the Astrolabe as a draughtsman. The Astrolabe visited Australia from October to December 1826 and De Sainson made a number of drawings of King George Sound (WA), Westernport VIC), and Jervis Bay NSW and Sydney). On the Astrolable’s return to Australian waters during December 1827 to early January 1828 the Astrolabe anchored at Hobart Town where de Sainson made a number of important drawings of Hobart and its environs. On his return to France de Sainson was part of the editorial group that made the official account Historical Atlas of the expedition ready or publication. In November 1829, at Dumont d’Urville’s request, de Sainson was promoted commis de marine 3e classe. He became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneurin August 1831 and a commis de 2e classe in September 1833. Further biographical information is not available after this time.

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