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

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

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

by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur; Nicolas-Martin Petit; Jacqueline Bonnemains (ed); Elliott Forsyth (ed); Bernard Smith (ed)

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Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia, October 1988. Hardcover. First Edition. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Upper corners lightly bumped. Jacket lightly rubbed with a single one inch tear to front bottom edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiii + 347 pages. Over 300 illustrations. Heavy book: extra charges for expedited or international shipping.

Captain Nicolas Baudin's early 19th-century voyage of scientific discovery to Australia is a little-known event in French and Australian history. Yet that voyage played an important part in the history of Australian and Pacific colonization, and in the long story of worldwide scientific exploration. Departing Le Havre in 1800, Baudin's expedition comprised two ships--the Naturaliste and the Géographe--and 238 men, including 22 scientists. For most of the next three-and-a half years they travelled along the western and southern coasts of Australia, charting the coastline and landscape, studying the habits of Aborigines, and collecting specimens of the region's indigenous animal life. This book is a collection of the ethnographical and zoological drawings and paintings resulting from Baudin's voyage. Now housed at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Le Havre, these rare and beautiful illustrations--over 300 in all--depict a wide range of human and animal life, from Aboriginal rites, habits, and homes, to sponges, fish, birds, and mammals, including a number of now-extinct species.

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Title
Baudin in Australian Waters: The Artwork of the French Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands, 1800-1804
Author
Charles-Alexandre Lesueur; Nicolas-Martin Petit; Jacqueline Bonnemains (ed); Elliott Forsyth (ed); Bernard Smith (ed)
Illustrator
Charles-Alexandre Lesueur; Nicolas-Martin Petit
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
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Edition
First Edition
ISBN 10
019554787X
ISBN 13
9780195547870
Publisher
Oxford University Press Australia
Place of Publication
Melbourne
Date Published
1988
Pages
xiii + 347
Size
Folio
Keywords
art, history, natural history, anthropology, discovery, exploration, explorers, journeys, travel, voyage, voyages, voyagers, Baudin, Nicolas Baudin, Lesueur, Petit, art, drawing, painting, France, Pacific, Australasian, Australia
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Science & Technology; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; Art, Architecture, and Photography; France; Illustrated Books; Fine Press Books;

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