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A view from Kangaroo Point on the northern shore of the Derwent estuary looking south to the town of Hobart and Sullivan's Cove. The artist, Louis de Breton, (1818-1866), was the official artist on board the French corvette l'Astrolabe between 1837-1840. The account of the voyage was published between 1841-1854 under the title "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Oceanie". The voyage was distinguished by being the first to land on terrestrial Antarctica and collect rocks. The French Antarctic base is named in honour of l'Astrolabe's commander, Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville and the Antarctic coast known as Adelie Land was named in honour of his wife.

Hobart is depicted as a bustling port with the backdrop of Mount Wellington.

 

Lithograph.

Later hand colouring.

205 x 345 mm. Image size.

Rare.

 

    

VUE D'HOBART-TOWN, PRISE DE LA POINTE KANGOUROU.(Ile Van Dieman)

AU$1,100.00Price
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