|| Antique Maps
Astrolabe and Zelée by Louis Le Breton
|MAKER ||Louis Le Breton |
|TITLE ||no title |
|PLACE ISSUED ||Paris |
|PUBLISHED ||1839 |
|SIZE ||24 x 13 cms |
|AREA SHOWN ||Astrolabe and Zelée |
|TECHNIQUE ||Copperplate etching |
|COLOURING ||uncoloured |
|CONDITION ||excellent |
|PRICE ||€ 7500 |
|DESCRIPTION ||Unique unrecorded and unpublished copperplate etching of a Chinese trading Junk, signed by French marine artist Louis le Breton. |
He was the official illlustrator during the famous voyage 1837-1840 of the Astrolabe and Zelée under command of Jules Dumont d'Urville. The scene has been etched during this important voyage of exploration, either in Batavia harbour or in Singapore harbour.
Astrolabe and Zelée are anchored on the right.