[Paris: Leblanc, 1822.]
Lithograph. Printed area 180 x 200mm, 7 x 8". Stitch holes in top edge.
A view of the corvette L'Uranie being dragged through rocks by the currents off New Guinea, during Freycinet's voyage to Australia. On the return voyage L'Uranie was wrecked off the Falkland Isles: although Freycinet's papers were all saved, over half the expedition's plant specimens were lost. The view was published in the Official Account, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 26400] £140.00