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Drawn by Louis de Sainson, the voyage artist on the French exploring expedition commanded by Dumont d'Urville between the years 1826-29. This was d'Urville's second voyage to the Pacific in the same ship. On an earlier voyage, the ship was named LA COQUILLE  but on this second voyage, was renamed ASTROLABE in honour of the lost French explorer La Perouse whose ship was the ASTROLABE.

One of the two earliest views of what became the Colony of Victoria. Both views published in the account of the voyage. The image is of the crew of the ASTROLABE seine fishing at Ryll, on the north-eastern coast of Phillip Island.

Louis de Sainson was a career draftsman in the French navy and created hundreds of pictures which were used to illustrate the account of the voyage which was published between 1832-34.

Lithograph. Later hand colour.

233 x 347 mm. Image size.

1833.

Good condition.

Rare.

VUE PRISE AU PORT WERTERN[sic], DANS LA CRIQUE DES MANGLIERS [Ryll Inlet].

AU$1,500.00Price
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