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Louis Le Breton 'Mouillage d'Otago' Lithograph c. 1846. Original lithograph of Otago harbour with D'Urville's ships in the background - Atlas Pittoresque Plate 181. Framed under glass


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Louis Le Breton 'Mouillage d'Otago' Lithograph c. 1846. Original lithograph of Otago harbour with D'Urville's ships in the background - Atlas Pittoresque Plate 181. Framed under glass, 185 x 310mm. Est. $400-600. "Le Breton was a surgeon, and later official artist, on board the Astrolabe, which completed a scientific expedition in the southern hemisphere between 1837 and 1840. He produced more than 170 sketches, providing some of the earliest known pictorial records of the Auckland Islands. Many of these were reproduced as lithographs to accompany D’Urville’s account of the voyage"