Jules Sébastien César Dumont
d'Urville (1790–1842)

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville was born on 23 May 1790 at Condé sur Noireau, Normandy, France. He was the son of Gabriel Charles François Dumont d'Urville, a civil and criminal judge and heir to vast estates, and his wife, Jeanne Françoise Julie Victoire de Croisilles, who belonged to one of the oldest families of French nobility. During the French revolution, about 1793, the family were forced to leave their home. After a period of travel, in 1795 they settled in a secluded property at Caen, on the banks of the River Orne, where two years later Gabriel Dumont d'Urville died. Jules was the eighth child in the family but by this time his two elder brothers had died, leaving him the only surviving son.

A delicate child, Jules did not have any formal education in his early years. In 1798 his uncle, Father Jean Jacques François de Croisilles, became his tutor, and was responsible for his education until he entered the Lycée Malherbe at Caen on a scholarship at the age of 14. In November 1807, at the age of 17, Jules presented himself as a candidate for the navy and entered with the temporary rank of midshipman. In 1812 he was promoted to ensign. On 1 May 1815 at Toulon he married Adèle Dorothée Pepin, the daughter of a watchmaker. There were at least four children of the marriage, but none survived to adulthood.

During the early part of his career in the navy Dumont d'Urville developed his interest in linguistics and botany. In 1820 he was sent on a voyage to the eastern Mediterranean and in 1822 published privately Enumeratio plantarum, a study written in Latin of the botanical specimens he had collected there. By the time this work appeared, Dumont d'Urville was a member of the Linnean Society. While travelling in the Mediterranean, he was also responsible for securing the statue of Venus de Milo for France. On 1 May 1821 he was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur and on 15 August 1821 he was promoted lieutenant.

In 1822 Dumont d'Urville set off on the first of his voyages of scientific discovery. On 11 August the Coquille sailed from Toulon with Louis Isidore Duperrey as commander and Dumont d'Urville as second in command. With the assistance of René Primevère Lesson, Dumont d'Urville had specific responsibility for botanical investigations on the expedition. He also undertook entomological studies. During this voyage, which lasted 31 months, the Coquille sailed 73,000 miles and crossed the equator six times. Various islands were discovered and named, part of the coast of New Guinea was charted, and vast quantities of specimens of all kinds were collected. Dumont d'Urville visited New Zealand for the first time when the Coquille anchored in the Bay of Islands from 3 to 17 April 1824. While at the Bay of Islands, the French had contact with Maori and heard their version of the death of Marc Joseph Marion du Fresne. The voyage returned to Toulon on 24 March 1825.

On 25 April 1826 Dumont d'Urville, who had been promoted to the rank of commander, sailed from Toulon on another voyage which was again to take him to New Zealand. His ship, the Coquille, was now renamed the Astrolabe. Although the main purpose of this voyage was to explore islands in the South Pacific and undertake scientific investigations, Dumont d'Urville was also instructed by the admiralty to visit the regions where it seemed likely that the ships commanded by the comte de La Pérouse had vanished in 1788. Relics were found at Vanikoro, on 27 February 1828. New Zealand was sighted in January 1827 and Dumont d'Urville spent almost three months exploring and charting the northern shores of the South Island and the east coast of the North Island to North Cape. Important botanical and entomological investigations were carried out by Dumont d'Urville, Jean René Constant Quay, Joseph Paul Gaimard and Pierre Adolphe Lesson. The Astrolabe arrived back at Marseilles on 25 March 1829 where the precious cargo of specimens was unloaded before the ship continued to Toulon.

On the completion of this voyage Dumont d'Urville expressed some regret that the efforts of his officers and men were not sufficiently recognised. However, on 8 August 1829 Charles X signed an act promoting Dumont d'Urville to the rank of post captain and on 17 August l'Académie Royale des Sciences de l'Institut received with warm approval his official report of the expedition.

Dumont d'Urville was commanded by the King to publish an account of the voyage of the Astrolabe; comprising twelve volumes and five albums, it was completed by May 1835. Two volumes of a five volume text written by Dumont d'Urville deal almost entirely with New Zealand and include a journal narrative of the visit, with a lengthy section on Maori life, customs and language. He was also responsible for a volume of charts and maps, and another volume, Philologie, reflects his interest in linguistics. At the same time, using the device of a fictional voyager, Dumont d'Urville published privately in 1834–35 a popular, two volume work, Voyage pittoresque autour du monde. He wove into the narrative extracts from the voyages of other navigators.

On 7 September 1837 Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on his third voyage to the southern oceans. He wished to make the voyage in order to pursue ethnographic and linguistic studies and planned an extensive exploration of the Pacific and polar regions. He had two ships, the Astrolabe, which he commanded, and the Zélée, which was under the command of Captain Charles-Hector Jacquinot. In 1840 he visited New Zealand for the third time, from March until May, approaching from the Auckland Islands and sailing up the east coast of both South and North Islands. Some days were spent in Akaroa Harbour. During this visit Dumont d'Urville charted the coastline, met with Maori and European, and commented on the recent British annexation of New Zealand.

On his return to France Dumont d'Urville was promoted to the rank of rear admiral in December 1840 and was awarded the gold medal of the Société de Géographie, of which he was a foundation member. Again he received a royal command from King Louis-Philippe to publish an account of the voyage. He wrote the first three volumes of Voyage au pôle sud et dans l'Océanie and had completed the first three chapters of the fourth volume when he died with his wife and only surviving son in a railway accident between Bellevue and Meudon on 8 May 1842.

Dumont d'Urville achieved recognition in several fields during his lifetime. He was acknowledged as one of France's foremost authorities in geographical discovery. His were the first major charts of New Zealand after those of James Cook. A highly skilled navigator, he showed a marked talent for handling the men under his command, although he had a somewhat austere and proud manner. He was extremely knowledgeable about linguistics and later classified and amplified the copious notes he had made on the languages of the Pacific, including New Zealand. His reports on the voyages contain passages of great descriptive beauty, and he soon acquired a reputation as a writer of distinction.

As a botanist and cartographer Dumont d'Urville left his mark on New Zealand. He gave his name to the genus of seaweeds Durvillaea, which includes the giant bull-kelp; the seaweed Grateloupia urvilleana; the species of grass tree Dracophyllum urvilleanum; the shrub Hebe urvilleana and the buttercup Ranunculus urvilleanus. D'Urville Island was named in his honour by his officers and D'Urville River in Nelson was later named after him by Julius von Haast. Dumont d'Urville himself named Adele and Pepin islands and Adélie Land in Antarctica for his wife, and Croisilles Harbour for his mother's family.

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1827 D Urville Large Antique Map of The North Island of New Zealand

1827 D Urville Large Antique Map of The North Island of New Zealand

  • TitleCarte Generale de la Partie De La Nouvelle Zelande...D'Urville...1827
  • Date : 1627
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  42011
  • Size: 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm)

Description:
This large finely engraved original antique map of the North Island of New Zealand was engraved in 1827 - dated - and was published in the 1833 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe.

Fine early chart of New Zealand's north island and parts of the south island, showing the  1827 track of the voyages around the island of the Astrolabe. Only the coastlines surveyed during this voyage and explored are noted. Dumont d'Urville was a French navigator who led an important expedition to the Pacific aboard theAstrolabe (named in memory of La Perouse's flagship) and made significant contributions to the mapping of New Zealand. This chart was made in conjunction with Victor Charles Lottin. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm)
Plate size: - 26in x 20in (660mm x 510mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$750.00 USD
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1833 d' Urville Antique Folio Print The People of Solomon Islands

1833 d' Urville Antique Folio Print The People of Solomon Islands

Description:
This large beautifully coloured original antique  lithograph folio print of people, habits and  costumes of the inhabitants of the Vanikoro and Tikopia Islands - part of the Solomon Islands group - was engraved by Antoine Maurin (1793-1860) and was published in the 1833 edition ofDumont d'Urville Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790–1842) - was born on 23 May 1790 at Condé-sur-Noireau, a village in Normandy, France. His father was Gabriel François Dumont, sieur of Urville and an hereditary Judge; his mother, née Jeanne de Croisilles, was of a noble French family. 
The d'Urvilles, because of their aristocratic connections, took refuge after the French Revolution in a secluded part of Normandy. Here, after the death of his father, Jules was educated by his mother's brother, a churchman of wide learning. Later he attended the Lycée Malherbe at Caen. In 1807 he entered the Navy. A student by talent and inclination, he devoted himself to learning, both in the humanities and natural sciences. In 1815 he married. In 1820, while on a visit in a French naval vessel to the eastern Mediterranean, he was instrumental in procuring for France a Greek statue which had been found on Melos – the Venus de Milo.

In 1822–25, while serving on the Coquille, he surveyed the Falklands, Tahiti and other Pacific islands, and New Holland (W Australia). In 1826–29 he commanded the Astrolabe in a voyage around the world; searching for the ill-fated La Pérouse expedition, he explored Fiji and many other islands of Oceania, the New Zealand coast, and the Moluccas. With the Astrolabe and the Zelée he made a second circumnavigation in 1837–40, and in 1840 he penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy 
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Original  
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, red  
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 19 1/2in x 13 1/2in (485mm x 345mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning
Plate area: - Light age toning
Verso: - Light age toning

$375.00 USD
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1841 D 'Urville Large Antique Folio Print Inhabitants Nuku Hiva Isle, French Polynesia

1841 D 'Urville Large Antique Folio Print Inhabitants Nuku Hiva Isle, French Polynesia

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique lithograph folio print was engraved by Thierry de Freres and was published in the 1841 edition of Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville's (1790–1842) publication: Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le Commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, Capitaine de vaisseau.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - Off white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1841 D Urville Large Antique Folio Print View of Icebergs on the Adélie Coast, Antarctica

1841 D Urville Large Antique Folio Print View of Icebergs on the Adélie Coast, Antarctica

  • Title: Vue d'une Ile De Glacie Le 18 Janvier 1840
  • Date: 1841
  • Condition : (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref: 40417
  • Size: 21in x 13 1/2in (535mm x 345mm)

Description:
This large finely engraved original and antique folio print of the pack ice and icebergs of the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica in January 1840 was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud during his second circumnavigation of the globe in 1837-40.
In 1840 D Urville penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica, the first known human to visit the region.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -
Colors used: -
General color appearance: -
Paper size: - 21in x 13 1/2in (535mm x 345mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light soiling
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$475.00 USD
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1841 D Urville Large Antique Print Hair Styles People of Vanikoro Solomon Island

1841 D Urville Large Antique Print Hair Styles People of Vanikoro Solomon Island

Description:
This large finely engraved original lithograph by Jacques Tastu & de Lemercier was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville(1790–1842) - was born in Condé-sur-Noireau, a village in Normandy, France. His father was Gabriel François Dumont, sieur of Urville and an hereditary Judge; his mother, née Jeanne de Croisilles, was of a noble French family. 
The d'Urvilles, because of their aristocratic connections, took refuge after the French Revolution in a secluded part of Normandy. Here, after the death of his father, Jules was educated by his mother's brother, a churchman of wide learning. Later he attended the Lycée Malherbe at Caen. In 1807 he entered the Navy. A student by talent and inclination, he devoted himself to learning, both in the humanities and natural sciences. In 1815 he married. In 1820, while on a visit in a French naval vessel to the eastern Mediterranean, he was instrumental in procuring for France a Greek statue which had been found on Melos – the Venus de Milo.

In 1822–25, while serving on the Coquille, he surveyed the Falklands, Tahiti and other Pacific islands, and New Holland (W Australia). In 1826–29 he commanded the Astrolabe in a voyage around the world; searching for the ill-fated La Pérouse expedition, he explored Fiji and many other islands of Oceania, the New Zealand coast, and the Moluccas. With the Astrolabe and the Zelée he made a second circumnavigation in 1837–40, and in 1840 he penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy 
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 20 1/2in x 13 1/2in (520mm x 340mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light spotting and soiling in margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$90.00 USD
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1841 D Urville Large Antique Print Portraits Study The People of Solomon Islands

1841 D Urville Large Antique Print Portraits Study The People of Solomon Islands

Description:
This large finely engraved original lithograph by L Le Breton & de Thierry was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville(1790–1842) - was born in Condé-sur-Noireau, a village in Normandy, France. His father was Gabriel François Dumont, sieur of Urville and an hereditary Judge; his mother, née Jeanne de Croisilles, was of a noble French family. 
The d'Urvilles, because of their aristocratic connections, took refuge after the French Revolution in a secluded part of Normandy. Here, after the death of his father, Jules was educated by his mother's brother, a churchman of wide learning. Later he attended the Lycée Malherbe at Caen. In 1807 he entered the Navy. A student by talent and inclination, he devoted himself to learning, both in the humanities and natural sciences. In 1815 he married. In 1820, while on a visit in a French naval vessel to the eastern Mediterranean, he was instrumental in procuring for France a Greek statue which had been found on Melos – the Venus de Milo.

In 1822–25, while serving on the Coquille, he surveyed the Falklands, Tahiti and other Pacific islands, and New Holland (W Australia). In 1826–29 he commanded the Astrolabe in a voyage around the world; searching for the ill-fated La Pérouse expedition, he explored Fiji and many other islands of Oceania, the New Zealand coast, and the Moluccas. With the Astrolabe and the Zelée he made a second circumnavigation in 1837–40, and in 1840 he penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning

$90.00 USD
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1841 D'Urville Antique Print People of Nuku Hiva Marquesas Is. French Polynesia

1841 D'Urville Antique Print People of Nuku Hiva Marquesas Is. French Polynesia

Description: 
This large fine original antique print of the peoples and costumes of war on Nuku Hiva the largest of the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud during his second circumnavigation of the globe

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning

$125.00 USD
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1841 Dumont d' Urville Antique Folio Print of Man, Woman, Child of Samoan Isles

1841 Dumont d' Urville Antique Folio Print of Man, Woman, Child of Samoan Isles

  • Title : Chef D Apia; Jeune Fille D'Apia; Femme De Lefouga
  • Date : 1841
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  31754
  • Size: 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique lithograph folio print was engraved by Thierry de Freres and was published in the 1841 edition of Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville's (1790–1842) publication: Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le Commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, Capitaine de vaisseau.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - Off white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1841 Dumont d'Urville Large Antique Folio Print Men of Magareva Isle. French Polynesia

1841 Dumont d'Urville Large Antique Folio Print Men of Magareva Isle. French Polynesia

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique lithograph folio print of two inhabitants of the island of Magareva - Mangaréva - of French Polynesia was engraved by Thierry de Freres and was published in the 1841 edition of Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville's (1790–1842) publication: Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le Commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, Capitaine de vaisseau.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - Off white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Matt burn to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Matt burn to margins

$99.00 USD
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1842 d' Urville Antique Folio Print of Men of Mauga, Savai'i Island, Somoa

1842 d' Urville Antique Folio Print of Men of Mauga, Savai'i Island, Somoa

Description: 
This large fine original antique folio print of 2 x men of Mauga, Savai'i Island, Somoa was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud during his second circumnavigation of the globe in 1837-40.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 22in x 14in (560mm x 355mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Two repairs to margins, browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning to margins

$125.00 USD
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1842 d'Urville Original Antique Folio Print of Peha Chief of Uplou Islands, Samoa

1842 d'Urville Original Antique Folio Print of Peha Chief of Uplou Islands, Samoa

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique lithograph folio print was engraved by Thierry de Freres and was published in the 1841 edition of Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville's (1790–1842) publication: Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée, exécuté par ordre du Roi pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840, sous le Commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville, Capitaine de vaisseau.

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - Off white
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning to margins

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1842 d'Urville Original Antique Folio Print of Peha Chief of Uplou Islands, Samoa

1842 d'Urville Original Antique Folio Print of Peha Chief of Uplou Islands, Samoa

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique folio print of Peha the Chief of the Opoloo - Upolu - island's of Samoa was published in the 1842 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au pole sud et dans l'Oceanie

Voyage au pole sud et dans l'Oceanie... reported on the geography, geology, anthropology and natural history of Oceania and the South Pacific, which d'Urville had explored. He enlisted scientific collaborators to write and illustrate each section. The zoology section contained about 110 plates, including 29 of mammals.

Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont d'Urville was a French navigator who surveyed and explored the Falklands, Oceania and the South Pacific on two voyages between 1822 and 1829. During his second circumnavigation of the world between 1837 and 1840, on the Astrolabe and the Zélée, he penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region of Antarctica, which he named for his wife. Earlier in his career, D'Urville encountered the newly-discovered Venus de Milo while surveying the Mediterranean, and brought it to the attention of the Louvre, where it remains a featured part of the collection.

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - Brown
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 21in x 15in (535mm x 380mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Age toning
Plate area: - Age toning
Verso: - Age toning

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1842 Dumont d'Urville Folio Antique Print Men of Magareva Isle. French Polynesia

1842 Dumont d'Urville Folio Antique Print Men of Magareva Isle. French Polynesia

Description: 
This large finely engraved original antique lithograph print of two inhabitants of the island of Magareva - Mangaréva - of French Polynesia by Thierry, was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud

Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l'Océanie sur les corvettes - In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. In Volume 10, published in 1846, which includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a biography, d'Urville shares his immense relief as he returns to France. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - 
Colors used: - 
General color appearance: -  
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning to margins

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1846 D Urville Large Antique Print of Hut & Church Matureivavao French Polynesia

1846 D Urville Large Antique Print of Hut & Church Matureivavao French Polynesia

  • Title Interieur D Un Temple; Habitation D Un Chef (Isle Vavao)
  • Ref  :  31750
  • Size:  21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
  • Date : 1841
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition

Description:
This large finely engraved original lithograph by L Le Breton & de Thierry was published in the 1841 edition of Dumont d'Urville Voyage au Pole Sud

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville(1790–1842) - was born in Condé-sur-Noireau, a village in Normandy, France. His father was Gabriel François Dumont, sieur of Urville and an hereditary Judge; his mother, née Jeanne de Croisilles, was of a noble French family. 
The d'Urvilles, because of their aristocratic connections, took refuge after the French Revolution in a secluded part of Normandy. Here, after the death of his father, Jules was educated by his mother's brother, a churchman of wide learning. Later he attended the Lycée Malherbe at Caen. In 1807 he entered the Navy. A student by talent and inclination, he devoted himself to learning, both in the humanities and natural sciences. In 1815 he married. In 1820, while on a visit in a French naval vessel to the eastern Mediterranean, he was instrumental in procuring for France a Greek statue which had been found on Melos – the Venus de Milo.

In 1822–25, while serving on the Coquille, he surveyed the Falklands, Tahiti and other Pacific islands, and New Holland (W Australia). In 1826–29 he commanded the Astrolabe in a voyage around the world; searching for the ill-fated La Pérouse expedition, he explored Fiji and many other islands of Oceania, the New Zealand coast, and the Moluccas. With the Astrolabe and the Zelée he made a second circumnavigation in 1837–40, and in 1840 he penetrated the ice pack south of New Zealand and discovered the Adélie Coast region in Antarctica. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: - 
Paper size: - 21in x 15 1/2in (535mm x 395mm)
Margins: - Min 2in (50mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Browning to margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Browning

$90.00 USD
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