Coup de Vent devant les Iles Powell. Engraving. J. C. Dumont D'Urville.
Coup de Vent devant les Iles Powell. Engraving.

Coup de Vent devant les Iles Powell. Engraving.

Antarctic view from "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Oceanie sur les Corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zelee..". Paris 1841-46, lithographs from the folio atlas volume of the "historique" section [atlas pittoresque] or the famous French scientific voyage whose " 'aims were to explore the south polar regions and various island groups in the Pacific.' This view: Coup de Vent devant les Iles Powell. Powell Island in the foreground with attendant penguins, with the Astrolabe and companion in heavy swells. Plate 17, blind stamped, laid down with 3 marginal tears, only one into plate, several long scratches. Some lt. color. Still, an evocative image. 'The expedition reached the ice pack in Jan. 1838, but failed to penetrate it or get south of the 64th parallel. Returning eastward they visited the South Orkney and South Shetland Islands, and discovered Joinville Island and Louis Philippe Land...In 1840, from Tasmania, they returned to the Antarctic region where Adelie Land was discovered.'" (Hill). Black & white lithographs, some with sepia tones. Image size approx. 12" x 17" on heavy rag paper 21" x 13 1/4". Most have the official blind-stamp of the voyage in the lower margin. The artist on the voyage was L. LeBr eton. The prints are quite stunning records of the ships and life on board, catching seals, making water, usually watched with interest by a group of penguins. There is a strong feeling of the sheer expanse of the Antarctic, there among the ice flows. Ferguson 3184; Spence 399; Hill p.89. Item #6375

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