C1837

WA-Nid Gigantesque.

Early French view of bird nests on Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia based on the larger engraving by Pierre Antoin eMarchais (1763-1859) and Adrien Taunay (1803-1828). The French expedition led by Louis de Freycinet had anchored at Shark Bay on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

WA-Nid Gigantesque.

Date:

C1837

Condition:

Tiny pin prick above the title, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

162mm 
x 100mm

Paper Size: 

212mm 
x 129mm
AUTHENTICITY
WA-Nid Gigantesque. - Antique View from 1837

Genuine antique
dated:

1837

Description:

Early French view of bird nests on Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia based on the larger engraving by Pierre Antoin eMarchais (1763-1859) and Adrien Taunay (1803-1828).

The French expedition led by Louis de Freycinet had anchored at Shark Bay on 12th September 1818 where a boat party was sent to Dirk Hartog Island to collect the famous pewter plate which Freycinet had seen in 1801 whilst serving aboard the earlier Baudin expedition. The ship and crew remained at Shark Bay for two weeks and three views recorded the visit were first issued in the published accounts; Freycinet, L.  Voyage autour du Monde … Historique.

From; Domeny de Rienzi M. G. L,  Océanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde. – Revue Géographique et Ethnographique de la Malaisie, de la Micronésie, de la Polynésie et de la Mélanésie. Paris.

Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: ark:/12148/bpt6k307862
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1386388
State Library New South Wales: DSM/980/115A7
State Library Victoria: RARELTB 919 D71O

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