La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville. Louis LEBRETON.
La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville.
La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville.

La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton...
La Marine au XIXe. siècle par Lebreton... dessinateur du voyage autour du monde du C. Amiral Dumont-Durville.

Paris: Théodore Lefèvre, circa 1856.

Oblong album measuring 245 x 335 mm., title-page and twelve tinted plates, fine in original decorated papered boards.

The Crimean War at Sea

Unusually attractive mid-nineteenth century French lithographic album with five skilfully executed scenes of naval engagements during the Crimean War. As the title boasts, Louis Lebreton served as illustrator of the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville to the Pacific and southern ocean regions during 1837-1840, his depictions of the native peoples of the Marquesas and other outlying islands are well regarded.

Unusually attractive mid-nineteenth century French lithographic album with five skilfully executed scenes of naval engagements during the Crimean War. As the title boasts, Louis Lebreton served as illustrator of the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville to the Pacific and southern ocean regions during 1837-1840, his depictions of the native peoples of the Marquesas and other outlying islands are well regarded.
The album comprises thirteen lithographic plates, including the romantic pictorial title-page depicting mariners wrecked upon the rocks. Five scenes depict the French and British at sea during Crimean War engagements of 1854; namely Friedland in consort with a British warship entering the Bosphorus, the arrival of the Anglo-French fleet at Kalamita, bombarding the defences of Sevastopol, and the British gunboat Agamemnon tackling a gale in Sevastopol harbour. The last Crimean lithograph is an especially dramatic rendition of the port of Balaclava viewed from the clifftops with archaic ruins in the foreground.
Other marine scenes of interest include Galilée, a fully rigged naval paddle-steamer, Brasilian clipper l'Impératrice rounding the Cape, an American barque at La Havre and the enormous gunboat Napoleon half rigged at resting at anchor.

Polak, 5516, noting only 10 plates.

Price (AUD): $4,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4202828

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