Bigfin Reef Squid or Oval Squid, New Guinea, 1822-1825.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Engraved plate by Coutant after Prevost, 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 New Guinea is now divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.