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DUPERREY, L.J.- NATURAL HISTORY.- REPTILES.- ENGRS. - Plate from the 'Voyage de la Coquille', plate 'Reptiles No 4', 'Scinque points verts..'4 species.

Paris, A. Bertrand, De L'Imprimerie de Rémond, 1825. - 1830 [i.e. - 1838].Folio. Contemp. handcol. copperengr. from Duperrey's 'Voyage de la Coquille', engr. by Coutant after Bévalet. Meas. appr. 22 x 32 cm. Very nice colouring. Good plate marks, wide blank margins (complete sheet). (a few spots). Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, see items 517: Louis Isidore Duperrey, 1786 - 1865. Plate from his 'Voyage autour du Monde, executé par ordre du roi, sur la corvette de sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825, ...'. Originally 6 vols. in 11 text, w. maps & 4 vols. in 6 Atlases w. appr. 335 plates, many coloured, & 54 maps. Consisted of parts on the voyage itself, Hydrographie & physique, zoologie, botanique, cryptogamie and phanérogamie. 'One of the major French pacific voyages of the 19th century. ... Duperrey, the leader of this expedition, had already circumnavigated the globe under Freycinet, Dumont-D'Urville... was Duperrey's second in command, and René Lesson, was the naturalist of the voyage. The Coquille called at Brazil, The Falkland Islands, Concepcion, Callao, and Payta. In the Pacific the ship visited ... Tahiti... Tonga, Rotuma, The Gilbert and Caroline Islands, ... Australia was visited twice, and the explorations made of New Zealand and the Maori culture were particularly significant. Vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data were collected. ... Unfortunately publication was never completed.':
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