Brown koala, 1837-1840.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Brown koala, 1837-1840.

Giraud

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Engraving by Giraud after Werner, from the atlas section of 'Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Oceanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zelee, pendant les annees 1837-1838-1839-1840.' by French navigator Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville, (1790-1842), published in Paris, 1842-1853 This work, in English 'Voyage to the South Pole and Oceania on the corvettes Astrolabe and Zelee, during the years 1837-1840', was the account of a scientific expedition to study the geography, geology, anthropology and natural history of the region. During the voyage Dumont d'Urville claimed Adelie Land in Antarctica. He died in the first railway crash in Versailles two years later.
 

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