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Iles de Glace pres des Iles Powell lithograph

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Iles de Glace, pres des Iles Powell


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Antique print relating to Australia


Lithograph of the Powell islands, situated near the South Orkney Islands, with Dumont D'Urville's officers leaving the island. On the voyage of 1837, Dumont d'Urville was asked by King Louis-Philippe to explore the South Pole. The main focus of the voyage was to reach Antarctica "towards the Pole as far as the polar ice will permit". He sailed into the South Atlantic, to the Straits of Magellan, then further south to the Antarctic, reaching 63 degrees latitude south until the ice, fog and snow prevented them from going any further. Valuable data was obtained on these unknown regions, but at the cost of an outbreak of scurvy. Of the 183 men on board the two ships, 22 did not make it back alive. Lithograph from 'Voyage au Pole Sud et en Oceanie' by Jules Dumont d'Urville. Published circa 1846. Light discolouration in margins. One light foxing spot in the image.

Additional Information

artist Leon Jean Baptiste Sabatier (d1887) after Ernest Goupil (d1841)
method Tinted lithograph
date C1846
size 250mm by 450mm (image)
SKU AU3366