Oceanic dove, Island of Ualan, (Micronesia), 1822-1825.


Oceanic dove, Island of Ualan, (Micronesia), 1822-1825.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Engraved plate 41 by Coutant after Pretre, from 'Voyage autour du monde', ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). Duperrey (1786-1865), a French marine hydrographer, was the commander of the 'Coquille' during its voyage (1822-1825) to Chile, Peru, Polynesia, the Molucca Islands (Indonesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Australia. The island of Oualan (or Ualan) in the Caroline Islands archipelago is now part of the Federated States of Micronesia.

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