C1841

Village de Kororareka. (Nouvelle Zelande.)

Rare lithograph of the Bay of Islands from the account of the French expedition under the command of Dupetit-Thouars in the ship Venus which explored the Pacific. After the Venus’s stay in French Polynesia the expedition arrived in the Bay of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Village de Kororareka. (Nouvelle Zelande.)

Date:

C1841

Engraver:

Louis Philippe Alphonse Bichebois 
(1801 – 
1850)

Condition:

Water stain to upper sheet edge, not affecting image, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured Chine colle lithograph.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 165mm

Paper Size: 

520mm 
x 340mm
AUTHENTICITY
Village de Kororareka. (Nouvelle Zelande.) - Antique View from 1841

Genuine antique
dated:

1841

Description:

Rare lithograph of the Bay of Islands from the account of the French expedition under the command of Dupetit-Thouars in the ship Venus which explored the Pacific. After the Venus’s stay in French Polynesia the expedition arrived in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand on 13/10/38. They stayed there for a month while various excursions were organised, particularly to Maori points of interest, and repair work was carried out on La Manche, a French whaler which had been badly damaged in a storm.

From Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

 

References:
Howgego, J. Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800-1850. Sydney 2004: D38 p185-187.
Ellis, D & E. Early Prints Of New Zealand 1642 - 1875. Christchurch 1978: 144.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2842965
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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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