TERRE NAPOLÉON Australia through French Eyes 1800-1804. With essays by Susan Hunt and Paul Carter.

A joint publication with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales

Discusses and illustrates some of the exquisite watercolours from the Lesueur Collection at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Le Havre, and explores the story behind the Baudin expedition which produced these remarkable images.

Baudin: Terre Napoleon

A4 folio, (310 x 250 mm.), 148 pages with numerous colour illustrations; hardcover with dustjacket.

A4 folio, (310 x 250 mm.), 148 pages with numerous colour illustrations; hardcover with dustjacket.

The 46 watercolours and drawings forming the core of Terre Napoléon are but a small part of the vast visual record of one of the most extraordinary scientific enterprises of our early colonial period - the Baudin expedition of 1800 to 1804. A voyage born of revolutionary times, these images by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit are what remains of Napoleon's ambition to establish a new scientific empire in the Antipodes.Terre Napoléon follows on from the publication Baudin in Australian Waters (now out of print) in providing a new look at the French encounter with Nouvelle Hollande. Essays by Susan Hunt and Paul Carter examine and discuss the political motivations for the voyage, the scientific importance of the images and the human story of the expedition: suffering and tragedy, brinkmanship and intrigue, ill-health and quarrels.

Price (AUD): $45.00

US$31.61   Other currencies

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