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Y-Erran-Gou-La-Ga - Plate XIX, Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes

Louis de Freycinet1811

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Describing the Australian coastline explored by Nicolas Baudin's expedition between 1801 and 1803, this text volume provides a parallel source of information to Matthew Flinders's surveys and publications made over the same period. After Baudin's death, responsibility for publishing the results of the expedition fell to Louis de Freycinet and zoologist Francois Peron. This volume forms part of the complete five volume voyage account.

The French scientists were particularly interested in the culture of the Indigenous people they encountered during the Baudin expedition. This picture shows a man from the west coast of Australia.

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  • Title: Y-Erran-Gou-La-Ga - Plate XIX, Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes
  • Creator: Louis de Freycinet
  • Date: 1811
  • Type: Atlas
  • Significance: Freycinet's atlas and text is a stunning outcome of the Baudin expedition, highlighting the intense French interest in Australia at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was during this expedition that Baudin and Flinders famously met at Encounter Bay on the south coast of Australia, and both expeditions are historically interlinked.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 355 x 275 x 35 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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