Vue De La Baie Des Iles (Bay Of Islands) and L’Anse De L’Astrolabe (Nouvelle-Zelande). After Louis Auguste de Sainson, French.
Vue De La Baie Des Iles (Bay Of Islands) and L’Anse De L’Astrolabe (Nouvelle-Zelande)
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Vue De La Baie Des Iles (Bay Of Islands) and L’Anse De L’Astrolabe (Nouvelle-Zelande)

c1833-1835. Pair of lithographs, text including plate numbers “37” and “50”, artist and title above and below image, “Voyage de L’Astrolabe” blindstamp in lower margin, 20 x 31.8cm to 21.5 x 34.7cm. Slight stains and creases.

Text reads “de Sainson pinxt. A. St. Aulaire [or] Deroy lith. J. Tatsu, editeur. Lith de Lemercier.” Blindstamp continues “J. Dumont Durville, Commandant. J.T.”

“The Astrolabe’s first sighting of the coast of New Zealand was made on 11 January 1827 at Cape Foulwind. The ship continued around the northern tip of the South Island into Tasman Bay where on 14 January members of the crew went ashore, remaining in the surrounds until 22 January. The bay in which they moored was named after the ship.” Held in Auckland Art Gallery; NYPL.

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Item #CL194-12

Price (AUD): $2,450.00  Other currencies

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