ASTROLABE: Botanical, Fern, Pteris Scaberula, Flora de la Nouvelle Zelande, TASTU, J, Paris, 1826-1829 Hand Coloured Copperplate Engraving, NZ
Date: 1826 - 1829
Artist: Captain Jules Sebastian Cesar Dumont d'Urville
Engraver: Tatsu J
Size: 340 x 525mm
Condition: Very good. The darkening at the bottom is a shadow only
Technique: Copperplate engraving
Description Elephant folio size on beautiful paper of the early 1800"s
The Voyage of the Astrolabe 1837 - 1840
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.