PCT-56446

Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations domestiques - Forget (1825)

  • Technic: Handcoloured etching / stipple engraving on wove paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Print has been in matting, some discolouring around the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1825
  • Overall size: 19,5 x 13,2 inch
  • Image size: 10,6 x 8 inch
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.. Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations domestiques - Forget (1825)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Coupang, Ile Timor: Occupations domestiques.' - ('Coupang, Timor Island: Domestic occupations'). Source: 'Voyage autour du monde sur les corvettes Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820', Paris: 1825. This series of exquisitely engraved prints constitutes a unique documentation of exotic unknown lands and their inhabitants, made during the voyage of the Uranie (in honour of the muse of astronomy and geography). The expedition was led by Louis de Freycinet at the behest of the newly restored French king Louis XVIII and to restore prestige for the French nation. Ref: https://antiqueprintmaproom.com/coupang-ile-timor-occupations-domestiques

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Forget' after 'J. Alphonse Pellion'. Marie Joseph Alphonse Pellion (known as Odet-Pellion, 1796-1868) was a French vice-admiral. Author: Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet (1779-1841) was a French navigator who circumnavigated the earth. In 1811 he published the first map to show the compl