Description: Antique print, titled: ‘Ile Timor.’ – (‘Timor Island’). Full-length portrait of a native female from the Indonesian island Timor. Source: ‘Voyage autour du monde sur les corvettes Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820’, Paris: 1825. This series of exquisitely engraved prints constitutes a unique documentation of exotic unknown lands and their inhabitants, made during the voyage of the Uranie (in honour of the muse of astronomy and geography). The expedition was led by Louis de Freycinet at the behest of the newly restored French king Louis XVIII and to restore prestige for the French nation.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Lerouge & Choubard’ after ‘S. Leroy’. Author: Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet (1779-1841) was a French navigator who circumnavigated the earth. In 1811 he published the first map to show the complete coastline of Australia.
- Date: 1825
- Technic: Handcoloured etching / stipple engraving on wove paper.
- Overall size: 13,2 x 19,7 inch
- Image size: 7,5 x 11 inch
- Condition: Very good, given age. Some small imperfections (small stains) in the margins. A crease in the top right margin corner. Margin edges a little uneven. Image very faintly discoloured. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
- PartNumber: 56437
- Storage Location: BG-B2-04