C. A. Leseur
both inscribed with description of the scene in French below image.
14.7 x 20.0 cm
$625.00 including GST
Image depicts Aborigines’ huts on Peron Peninsula, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Published in Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terre d'Australes... by Francois Peron and Louis Freycinet, Paris, 1824 After Charles Alexandre Lesueur, engraved by A. Delvaux and J. Devilliers In 1800 the largest scientific expedition ever to set sail from Europe left France under the command of Nicolas Baudin. On board were botanists, zoologists, astronomers, geographers, mineralogists, gardeners and a pharmacist. Over the next four years 100,000 animal specimens were collected, of which 2,500 were new species. Following the deaths of many scientists and artists en route, assistant gunner Charles Alexandre Lesueur was appointed expedition artist.
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