Verne´s drawings

In Jules Verne´s diary, written during his journey through the Scandinavian countries in 1861, he made some very nice drawings from the places he visited.
The diary with it´s drawings are owned by Bibliothèques d’Amiens Métropole, France. Now these unique drawings are presented outside the library for the first time, on the w.w.web through The Norwegian Jules Verne site. We thank The Verne-collection at the library, and Mr. Bernard Sinoquet, for granting this unique permission.

(click on the images to see enlarged version)


St. Mary’s Church, Ystad [L], Sweden
«sur la gauche Ystad, petit village Suedois aux maisons rouges, clocher»

Kalmar Castle, Kalmarsund, [L], Sweden
«a 9 heures, on appergout dans le N.E[east] L’ile Gotland et l’entree du Kalmar Sund -«

Kastellet_on_Kastellholmen_StockholmKastellet, on Kastellholmen [L] – Stockholm harbour

KatarinaKyrkan_Stockholm_JVerne_Diary1861Katarina-kyrkan [L] on Sødermalm, Stockholm


Multiple ‘stair’ locks in Gotha Canal


Trollhätta canal [see photo], just before Gothenburg

View of Christiania (Oslo), direction west
«Sur «la Josephine» arrive á Sandvigen fjord – admirable situation de la ville – diner – cuisiner fumant son cigarre – promenade du soir – canons d`un navire dont le matelots parle anglais – Vue chateau fond au fjord – rochers dans la rade  – description charmante»
– Jules Verne 1861

(By coastal steamer «S/S Josephine » on  the Oslo fjord  to Sandvika)

-maisons de bois rouge …. 6 maisons-

Wooden barn/stable, between the Drammen- and Oslo fjords

Kongsberg miners in uniforms, wearing miner’s apron [L]

-maison a Tiness-
«Stabbur»(food-storage), a wooden building at the Tinnes farm, close to Notodden, Telemark

– halte à 1o heures, Dans la fromagerie –
«Seter», building for cheese-making, in front of Mount Gausta at Rjukan, Telemark

Wooden church at Dale, Rjukan in Telemark.

As a comparison can be seen the very same church in today´s setting (2010). When Jules Verne visited the place the church had recently been  restructured (1841).
The Google interactive streetview and map embedded below, shows the exact geographical setting of the two last drawings. In the background can be seen the Mount Gausta (with some snow on the top) which Verne and his friends ascended.

Publisert on mars 20, 2011 at 10:15  Kommentarer er skrudd av for Verne´s drawings  
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