1840 'Ile Sainte Helene. - Ville et rade de Jamestown' Island Saint Helena - Geography - Fine large hand coloured lithograph by Lebreton - Napoleonica


Spanish and Commonwealth ships off the coast near island Saint Helena, where Napoleon Bonaparte was jailed. Hand Coloured tinted crayon style lithograph.

Edited and printed by Gosselin in Paris. Published by Jean-Baptiste Gadola (1818-1870) in Lyon.

Engraved by Lebreton.

Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) was a French painter who specialised in marine paintings. Le Breton studied medicine and took part in Dumont d'Urville's second voyage aboard the Astrolabe. After the official illustrator of the expedition died, Le Breton replaced him. From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy. 

Condition: Good, given age. Margins a little dusty. 

The overall size is ca. 37.5 x 27 cm.