Freycinet collection. 1801-2003.


Freycinet collection.

Freycinet collection. 1801-2003.

Eighteen items relating to the French exploration and charting of the Western Australian coastline in the early nineteenth century were purchased from Christie's Auction House, London, by the WA State Library Custodians in September 2002 and received by the Battye Library on 6 December 2002. The collection comprises three maps from the voyage of Nicolas Baudin, 1800-1804 (including the first detailed chart of the Swan River created by Heirrisson in June 1801), and fifteen drawings from the voyage of Louis de Freycinet on the Uranie, 1817-1820 (including one showing Rose Freycinet seated outside her tent at Shark Bay in 1818). Accompanying the collection are the text and images from the exhibition "Freycinet - our French Collection" (held in the State Library of Western Australia 21 February-31 March 2003), proof sheets of images used in the exhibition, and a set of six greeting cards using images from the collection.

30 cm.

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Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803 (person)

French navigator and explorer. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225756888 Nicolas Baudin, navigator and explorer was given command by the Institut de France, of an expedition to complete the cartography of New Holland. Baudin died in Mauritius in 1803. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1800-1913. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225821473 Nicolas Thomas Baudin, 1754-1803, was bor...

Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses ˜deœ 1779-1842 (person)

Cartographic surveyor and naturalist. In 1800 Louis de Freycinet joined an expedition under Nicolas Baudin to explore the south and south-west coasts of Australia in the ships Naturaliste and Geographe. He commanded an expedition to circumnavigate the globe and conduct research into the shape of the Earth, meteorology and terrestrial magnetism, sailing from Toulon in September 1817 in L'Uranie with his wife Rose, who secreted herself aboard. He set up an observatory at Shark Bay and charted the ...