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Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855)
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Lots 33-44) The Uranie arrived in western Australia on 12 September 1818. Freycinet landed at Shark Bay (Baie des Chiens-Marins), setting up his observatory on the beach as seen in Pellion's watercolour (lot 34), and exploring the Peron Peninsula (named on Baudin's voyage). Duperrey took a boat to survey the coast, the Vlamingh plate which marked the Dutch landing in 1697 was removed from Dirck Hartog's island, and the crew made brief excursions inland, hunting and searching for water. They weighed anchor and sailed for Timor on 26 September.
Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855)

Profils. 1818. Nouvelle Hollande. (Ile de Dirck hartighs, Presqu'île Péron, Ile de Dore and Ile Bernier)

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Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790-1855)
Profils. 1818. Nouvelle Hollande. (Ile de Dirck hartighs, Presqu'île Péron, Ile de Dore and Ile Bernier)
signed and dated, 'Js Arago fecit, 1818.' (lower right), inscribed as title and inscribed with captions to the profiles and with a key to the capes
pen and ink and watercolour on paper, watermark J. KOOL & COMP.
11¼ x 14 7/8in. (28.6 x 37.8cm.)
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'After having been forty-five days at sea, on the 11th September ...we got sight of Edel's Land. During the night we shortened sail, and reached the isand of Irck Hatigh's, along which we coasted on the 12th as far as Cape Lovillain. We had on our left Dorre island, distant three leagues, and Bernier island, not quite so near. In the evening we anchored two leagues from the shore, in eleven fathoms of water, on a bottom of sand and broken shells'. J. Arago, Narrative
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