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13222000View of Cape Martin, Tenerife, Canary IslandsThe annotation reads: ‘Cape Martin, according to M. – Departure from Tenerife’. The ‘M’ possibly refers to Jacques-Gérard Milbert, one of the artists at the start of the expedition who quit during the stopover of 1801 at the Island of Mauritius (then Island of France). View of Cape Martin, Tenerife, Canary Islands, artist unknown, 1800View of Cape Martin, Tenerife,...The annotation reads: ‘Cape Martin, according to M. – Departure from Tenerife’. The ‘M’...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition/public/multimedia/14009_det.jpg?itok=U3Lys6z9Muséum du Havre
1000631A woman of Tenerife, Canary IslandsThis artist could have been Milbert, Lebrun or Garnier. These were the three illustrators at the start of the expedition and all three quit during the stopover of 1801 at the Island of Mauritius (then Island of France). Accounts of voyages traditionally included written descriptions of people who they met, however images of them didn’t appear until the 18th century. Faces were rather stereotyped and their bodies concealed by clothing. In these early days of ethonographic study, the purpose of such images of people was the rendering of the costumes which indicated their social status. The study of clothing became a recurring theme of the voyages of the 19th century. A woman of Tenerife, Canary Islands, artist unknown, 1800A woman of Tenerife, Canary IslandsThis artist could have been Milbert, Lebrun or Garnier. These were the three illustrators at the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/14002_det.jpg?itok=njPUziLHMuséum du Havre
1000715Ash-grey heron Ardea cinereaThe annotation reads: ‘Tenerife heron’. Ash-grey heron Ardea cinerea, C.-A. Lesueur, 1800 Ash-grey heron Ardea cinereaThe annotation reads: ‘Tenerife heron’. Ash-grey heron Ardea cinerea, C.-A. Lesueur, 1800 Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/79044_det.jpg?itok=Z5mjHwPuMuséum du Havre

 Stopover at Tenerife: 1-13 November 1800

The Canary Islands were a usual port of call on circumnavigations. After thirteen days at sea, the Géographe and the Naturaliste called in at Santa Cruz in Tenerife, and were welcomed by the local dignitaries.

The stopover was also a time for observation and the collection of natural history specimens such as insects, plants and rocks. The collections were assigned to a ship and destined for the Natural History Museum in Paris.

At Tenerife, Baudin had great difficulty stocking up on provisions, and the re-stocking was deferred to the next stopover, on the Island of France (Island of Mauritius).

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