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Pirogue, Menure-Lyre, Casoar. (Canoe, Lyrebird, Cassowary). Dumont d'Urville  c1834

Pirogue, Menure-Lyre, Casoar. (Canoe, Lyrebird, Cassowary). Dumont d'Urville c1834

by D'Urville, Dumont

Australian Aboriginal Canoe of bent bark antique print - and unusual Australia birds.

Original steel engraving from Voyages Pittoresque Autour de Monde by Dumont d'Urville. Published in Paris c1835, 'Picturesque Voyages around the World' comprised illustrations from the journals of voyages of discovery by Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, Laperouse, G. Bligh, Vancouver, D'Entrecasteaux, Wilson, Baudin, Flinders, Krunsenstern, Porter, Kotzebue, Freycinet, Bellinghausen, Basil Hall, Duperrey, Paulding, Beechey, D'Urville, Lutke, Dillon, Laplace, B.Morrel, etc., and was published in Paris during 1834 and 1835, under the direction of Dumont d'Urville.

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), was a French naval officer who captained a vessel and explored the south-west Pacific regions at the beginning of the nineteenth century. D'Urville combined engravings from the drawings by his official expedition artist Louis Auguste de Sainson (1801-1887), with sketches and engravings from previous voyages (notably those from Captain Cook's third voyage between 1776 and 1780).

Most of the engravings were printed two on a page, one above the other, but a few, on their sides, occupied the whole page. The page measures 265 x 175mm (approximately 10.5 x 7 inches).

Stock Number: apAustDurv.1Price: $66.00