ASTROLABE: Butterfies: TATSU J. Paris, Copperplate Engraving 1826-1829: Australia and NZ
Artist: Captain Jules Sebastian Cesar Dumont d'Urville
Engraver: Tatsu J
Paper Size: 340 x 525mm
Technique: Copperplate engraving
Description: Hand coloured copperplate engraving Elephant folio size on beautiful paper of the early 1800"s
The Voyage of the Astrolabe 1826 - 1829
The voyage of the Astrolabe was, arguably, France’s last and greatest scientific voyage of discovery by sail. Under the skilful leadership of Captain Jules Sébastien César Dumont d’Urville, the Astrolabe and the Zélée would discover and claim Adélie land in Antarctica, amass a vast collection of botanical and zoological specimens, and advise the French government against attempting to create a colony at Akaroa in New Zealand.
To read about Captain Jules Sebastian Cesar - Dumont d'Urville click here.
To read about The Voyage of the Astrolabe click here.