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Barrier Reef: Ile Whitsunday. Radeau des Iles Gambier. Engraving c1835

Barrier Reef: Ile Whitsunday. Radeau des Iles Gambier. Engraving c1835

by D'Urville, Dumont

Antique Print of Whitsunday Islands in the Barrier Reef, North Queensland & a Raft in the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia.

Original antique engravings for Voyages Pittoresque Autour de Monde  (Picturesque Voyages around the World), that comprised a general resume of the voyages of the discoveries of 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., 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). This page has fine later hand-colour.

Stock Number: apAust5Price: $99.00

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