Observatoire De La Baie Raffles [Raffles Bay, Northern Territory]. After Louis Le Breton, French.
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Observatoire De La Baie Raffles [Raffles Bay, Northern Territory]

1846. Hand-coloured lithograph, text including artist and title above and below image, 18.1 x 31.1cm (image). Repaired tear to image right side, slight creases to upper and left edges. Framed.

Text reads “Dessiné par Le Breton, lith. par Lassalle. Gide editeur. Imp. Lemercier, Benard & Co. Voyage au Pole Sud et Dans L’oceanie, Atlas Pittoresque, pl. 116.” Held in NLA.

Raffles Bay, alongside Port Essington in the Northern Territory, was the site of an early attempt by the British to establish a settlement on Australia’s northern coastline but was abandoned in 1829. The bay was named in 1818 by explorer Phillip Parker King after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, a British statesman, best known for his founding of Singapore and the British Malaya. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL194-18

Price (AUD): $1,150.00  other currencies

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