Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L’Oceanie sur les corvettes L’Astrolabe et la Zelee Pendant les anees 1837-1838-1839-1840

£1,500

1 vol. only, 5 double page engraved maps, 10 plates of geology, including a hand coloured map, 38 plates of anthropology, publishers blind stamp as issued on plates, occasional light staining, folio, contemporary half calf, Paris, Gide et J. Baudry, 1842-1847

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1 vol. only, 5 double page engraved maps, 10 plates of geology, including a hand coloured map, 38 plates of anthropology, publishers blind stamp as issued on plates, occasional light staining, folio, contemporary half calf, Paris, Gide et J. Baudry, 1842-1847

Important voyage to the South Pole including maps of Patagonia, Australia, Cambier Islands, Borneo, New Guinea. The following titles:

Carte de la Partie du Detroit de Magella

Carte Contenant les Routes et les Reconnaissances des Couvettes L’Astrolabe et la Zelee dans les Regions Australes,

Carte du Groupe des Iles Manga-Reva,

Carte de L’Ile Borneo,

Carte de la Cote Sub-Quest Nouvelle Guinee

The corvettes L’Astrolabe, commanded by Dumont d’Urville, and La Zélée, commanded by Charles Hector Jacquinot, left Toulon September 7, 1837 towards the coast of Antarctica, then drifted to Oceania while exploring the Marquesas Islands , Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand or Tasmania. Dumont d’Urville then decided to re-route to the South Pole and first landed the Antarctic lands in January 1840. He named Terre Adélie the region he had just discovered, as a tribute to his wife Adèle.

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