N. Baudin,Capitaine de Vaisseay, Commandant en chef l'Expedition, entreprise en l'An IX, pour des recherches relatives aux Sciences et aux Arts [...]
Stipple, very rare. 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½"). Slight horizontal crease; trimmed to platemark.
Nicolas-Thomas Baudin (1754-1803) was a French explorer, cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer, best known for his expedition to map the coast of Australia, 1800-3. While stopped at the British colony at Sydney for supplies he prepared a report for Napoleon on a potential French attack on the colony. He named the coastline from Wilson's promantory to Cape Leevwin "Terre Napoleon". He died of Tuberculosis at Mauritius in 1803 aged 49. Verses below celebrating his achievements and how he will be celebrated alongside Cook and Bougainville amongst the great explorers.
Not in Kivell & Spence.
[Ref: 31831] £220.00