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[America paying tribute to Europe]
[America paying tribute to Europe]
C. Eisen del. L. Lempereur Sculp.
[c.1770]
Engraving. 205 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Slight stain at top right.
A male allegorical figure of America, bowing before a female figure of Europe, seated on a throne, holding a caduceus (a staff with wings and two entwined snakes, usually carried by Mercury, but here symbolising commerce). American interest. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
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[Falklands] Vue du Camp de L'Uranie, dans la Baie Française des Îles Malouines,
[Falklands] Vue du Camp de L'Uranie, dans la Baie Française des Îles Malouines, après le naufrage de la Corvette.
Dess. par Marchais d'après A. Pellion. Gravé par J.N. Adam.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with large margins.
A rough camp on a shoreline with 'L'Uranie' on its side in shallow water. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, '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'. On the return journey the covette struck a submerged rock off Volunteer Point in Berkeley Sound, East Falkland. Landing on the uninhabited island the crew survived for over two months by hunting wild cattle, horses and penguins, before being rescued by a ship carrying guns to rebels in Chile. Freycinet purchased the ship and managed to bring the expedition's important collection of specimens back to Paris. The bay is now 'Uranie Bay'.
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