C1842

Vue des environs de Port Famine (Detroit de Magellan)

Superb lithograph of the crew of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville at Port Famine. The ships arrived at the end of 1838 and after a few days rest, headed further south on January 8th. They … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Vue des environs de Port Famine (Detroit de Magellan)

Date:

C1842

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint.

Image Size: 

435mm 
x 293mm

Paper Size: 

523mm 
x 347mm
AUTHENTICITY
Vue des environs de Port Famine (Detroit de Magellan) - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Superb lithograph of the crew of the French ships, Astrolabe and Zelle, under the command of Dumont D’Urville at Port Famine. The ships arrived at the end of 1838 and after a few days rest, headed further south on January 8th. They sighted their first ice floe the following day and a few days later at 59° 30’S ‘an immense block in the form of a triangular prism’ could be seen, glistening when the fog lifted. Dumont d’Urville’s instructions were to follow Weddell’s route and see how far beyond the Englishman’s final latitude they could penetrate. His crew had been promised a bonus of 100 francs each if they reached 75°S and a further 20 francs for every degree further south. The ships reached 65° where they were confronted by an impenetrable ice floe. ‘To the limits of the horizon on both east and west, spread an immense plain of blocks of ice…’. D’Urville at this point was forced to turn back and on March 7 the two ships left the South Shetlands. After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visiting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the end of 1839.

From D’Urville, D. Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l’Océanie sur les corvettes l’Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécute par ordre du roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840...Paris

 

References:
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974: 508.
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 3184.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1616679
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/bpt6k976783

Emile Lassale (1813 - 1870)

Lassalle, was born on 30 December 1813 in Bordeaux and died on 2 February 1871 (at 57) in Paris, and was a French painter and lithographer. He was a student of Pierre Lacour and frequently exhibited at the Salon, between 1834 and 1869, lithographs of scenes of genres, portraits and paintings by masters. He obtained a third-class medal in 1847 and a first-class medal in 1848, followed by reminders in 1857, 1859 and 1861. In 1851 he was a publisher at 38 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne in Paris.  He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1861.

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