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Peche a la Baleine dans les Mers du Sud. (Whaling in the South Seas.)

  • ARTIST: Louis Lebreton

  • MEDIUM: Two-color lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: c.1860.

  • EDITION SIZE: 13 1/2 x 19 9/16" (343 x 497 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: No. 12 above title. Signed "Lebreton" in stone next to anchor. Paris F. Sinnett, Edteur, rue d'Argenteuil, 17. Imp. Becquet, rue des Noyers, 37. Lebreton dessinateur aux Cartes ed Plans de la Marine. One of the important French produced whaling scenes. A United States flagged vessel is in the background.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save some minor foxing in the margins and a small repaired tear in the upper, outer margins.

  • REFERENCE: Ingalls #217.