Baudin in Australian Waters: The Artwork of the French Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands, 1800-1804

Melbourne: Oxford University Press / Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1988. Hardcover. Blue stamped cloth, blue & illus. dust jacket, maps on flyleaves, 347 pp., 300+ BW & color illus. VG- (Page margins are tanning lightly; text and plates are generally unaffected.). Item #147167
ISBN: 9780195547870

Further subtitle: With a complete descriptive catalogue of drawings and paintings of Australian subjects by C.A. Lesueur and N.-M. Petit from the Lesueur Collection at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, France. "Until recently, the important geographical and scientific investigations carried out by the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands led by Captain Nicolas Baudin [1754-1803] between 1800 and 1804 has received little attention in either France or Australia. In particular, the significance of the drawings and the gouache and watercolour paintings executed by two young artists of the expedition, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, has hitherto been known only to a small number of specialists. [This book] brings these works to the notice of a wider public for the first time in the form of an illustrated descriptive catalogue of these drawings and paintings of Australian subjects." (dj).

Price: $70.00

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