Lithograph by de Lemercier after Maurin of botanist and entomologist Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) who served on Duperrey's (1786-1865) scientific expedition to the South Pole and Oceania between 1837 and 1840. During the voyage Dumont d'Urville claimed Adelie Land in Antarctica, and collected lichens. He was the commander of a similar Pacific exhibition, an account of which he made in 'Voyage de decouvertes de l'Astrolabe: execute par ordre du roi, pendant les annees 1826-1827-1828-1829' published in Paris in 1833. In English, the title is 'Voyage of discovery of the Astrolabe: undertaken by order of the king, during the years 1826-1829'. Illustration from the atlas section of the book. Dumont D'Urville died in the first railway crash in Versailles.
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