This is a beautiful high quality print of a handcoloured original map from “Voyage Pittoresque Autour du monde”, by Dumont D’Urville, published in Paris, 1834.
D'Urville conducted hydrographic researches in the Aegean and Black Sea between 1819-20, he went round the world as second in command of the "Coquille" 1822-25.
From 1826-29 D'Urville traveled to Polynesia as captain of the "Astrolabe" to search for La Pérouse, gathering valuable scientific data and finding the relics of La Pérouse's expedition at Vanikoro.
In 1830 D'Urville scorted King Charles X and his family, deposed by the July Revolution, to England.
The new king, Louis Philippe, placed D'Urville in charge of an Antarctic expedition in 1837-40, which discovered the Louis Philippe, Joinville and Adélie Lands. He was promoted to Admiral, and unfortunately was accidentally killed in 1842.
Size: 510mm x 370mm