Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Artiste et Savant Français en Amérique de 1816 à 1839. BAUDIN, Adrien LOIR, LESUEUR.

Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Artiste et Savant Français en Amérique…
Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Artiste et Savant Français en Amérique de 1816 à 1839.

Le Havre: Museum d'histoire naturelle, 1920.

Large octavo, 42 plates; in marbled parchment boards, original wrappers.

Lesueur in America

A detailed and surprisingly rare monograph on the Baudin voyage artist and naturalist Lesueur and the later period of his life spent in America, which includes a brief summary of his work on the Baudin expedition. He is renowned for his exceptional illustrations in the official publication of the voyage: 'Lesueur's scientific work runs parallel to artistic work of great importance. He was at one and the same time draughtsman and painter, naturalist and landscape artist. His talent was recognised in France in his own lifetime, by the award… of the silver medal of the Société des Beaux-Arts…' (Baudin in Australian Waters, p. 26).

A detailed and surprisingly rare monograph on the Baudin voyage artist and naturalist Lesueur and the later period of his life spent in America, which includes a brief summary of his work on the Baudin expedition. He is renowned for his exceptional illustrations in the official publication of the voyage: 'Lesueur's scientific work runs parallel to artistic work of great importance. He was at one and the same time draughtsman and painter, naturalist and landscape artist. His talent was recognised in France in his own lifetime, by the award… of the silver medal of the Société des Beaux-Arts…' (Baudin in Australian Waters, p. 26).

This publication is of particular interest for Lesueur's later career. In 1815, he travelled to the United States with the American geologist William Maclure, and in 1825 joined the New Harmony commune in Indiana soon after it was founded. It was during this period that he cemented his reputation as a naturalist, especially for his work in conjunction with the American Thomas Say.

Condition Report: Some leaves loose in the binding, but a good copy bound.

Price (AUD): $825.00

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Ref: #3604442

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