(Casuarines novæ Hollandiæ. Lath.)
De l'Imprimerie de Langlois. [Paris, 1807.]
Engraving, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 240 x 320mm (9½ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate, tape stains on edges. Very slight crease top right.
A family of cassowaries, drawn by Charles-Alexandre Leseuer for the official account of Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia. Leseuer was originally an assistant gunner on the expeditions, but took over artist and naturalist duties after a number of the expedition members left the ship due to illness at Mauritius.
[Ref: 39128] £150.00