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The Art of Science Nicholas Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804

The Art of Science Nicholas Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804
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At the dawn of the 19th century, French navigator Nicolas Baudin led two ships carrying 22 scientists and more than 230 officers and crew on a three-and-a-half-year voyage to the 'Southern Lands', charting coasts, studying the natural environment and recording encounters with indigenous peoples.

Inspired by the Enlightenment's hunger for knowledge, Baudin's expedition collected well in excess of 100,000 specimens, produced more than 1500 drawings and published the first complete chart of Australia. Baudin's artists, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit, painted a series of remarkable portraits of Aboriginal people and produced some of the earliest European views of Australian fauna.

Published: 2016
Format: softcover
Pages: 175
Illustrations: colour
SKU SKU18749
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Weight 1.00 kg
Author Jean Fornasiero, Lindl Lawton, John West-Sooby
ISBN 9781743054277
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