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Biographical entry Lesueur, Charles Alexander (1778 - 1846)

Born
1778
Died
1846
Occupation
Natural history artist

Summary

Charles Alexander Lesueur sailed with N. Baudin on his voyage to the South Pacific 1800-1804. He depicted the most striking fauna to furnish the plates for the atlas which was published in France 1807-1816.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Charles Alexander Lesueur - Records, 1800 - 1804, FM 4/1698-1700; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Alexander Lesueur - Records, c. 1800 - c. 1804, FM 5/57-73, 88-98 and 110-113; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Thomas Nicolas Baudin - Records, 1800 - 1804, ML MSS 760; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Royal Society of Western Australia

  • Charles Alexander Lesueur - Records, 1800 - 1816; Royal Society of Western Australia. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Baglione, Gabrielle and Cremiere, Cedric, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Peintre-Voyageur, un Tresor Oublie, Editions de Conti, Le Harve, 2009, 400 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Bonnemains, Jacqueline, Forsyth, Elliott and Smith, Bernard (eds), Baudin in Australian waters: the artwork of the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands 1800-1804, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988, 347 pp. Details
  • Thomas, Sarah (ed.), The Encounter, 1802: Art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002, 228 pp. Details

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Online Resources

See also

  • Pfennigwerth, S., '"The Mighty Cassowary": the Discovery and Demise of the King Island Emu', Archives of Natural History, vol. 37, 2010, pp. 74-90. Details

McCarthy, G.J.