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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