C1836

Wohnung Der Seehundsfanger, in Port Western.

Based on Louis De Sainsons lithograph which was the first printed views of Victoria from the official account of the Voyage of the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont d’Urville and published in the Atlas historique. Although the earlier expedition … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wohnung Der Seehundsfanger, in Port Western.

Date:

C1836

Engraver:

Karl Joseph Brodtman 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured lithograph.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Wohnung Der Seehundsfanger, in Port Western. - Antique Print from 1836

Genuine antique
dated:

1836

Description:

Based on Louis De Sainsons lithograph which was the first printed views of Victoria from the official account of the Voyage of the Astrolabe under the command of Dumont d’Urville and published in the Atlas historique. Although the earlier expedition of Nicholas Baudin had charted the Victorian coast there were no views of Victoria in the published accounts. Dumont D’Urville arrived in Australian waters at Port King George (Albany) on October 7th 1826 and using Flinders map, sailed along the entire southern coast anchoring in Port Western 12th-19th November and arriving at Port Jackson on the 2nd December of that year.

The image is reversed from the de Sainson version.

Brosse, Jacques, Great Voyages of Exploration    1983    Pg 152-154
Kerr, Joan, Dictionary of Australian Artists    1992    Pg 693

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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