Ravins Volcaniques et montagne de cendre.(Ile de l'Ascension.)
J. Tastu Editeur. Lith. de Lemercier. [Paris, c.1833.]
Lithograph, sheet 330 x 520mm. 13 x 20½".
French explorers on Ascension Island, an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, roughly midway between South America and Africa. One of the figures appears to be holding a portfolio and could be the expedition artist Louis Auguste de Sainson (1801 - 1887). Numbered 'Pl.236' upper right; from 'Voyage de la Corvette l'Astrolabe', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's important expedition to the South Seas between 1826 and 1829. Publisher's blindstamp below title.
See NLA: 344126. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18751] £150.00