Baglione, Gabrielle and Cremiere, Cedric
Title Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Painter and Naturalist: A Forgotten Treasure
Edition 1st Australian Edition
Publisher Le Havre Éditions du Muséum d'histoire naturelle du Havre/MkF editions 2016
Seller ID ID292443
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Mint condition in pictorial laminated boards. Issued without dustjacket. A new copy. Illustrated with colour plates. Translated from the French by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. 391 pages On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated his talents as a natural history artist. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, during a golden age for natural history and learned societies, he travelled constantly throughout his life. His sketchbooks and vellums provide a record of the animals, landscapes and indigenous people he encountered.