Three butterflies, 1822-1825.


Three butterflies, 1822-1825.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Engraved plate by Coutant after Vauthier, from 'Voyage autour du monde', ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826). The examples shown here are Papilio Urvillianus, Guer, and Papilio Euchenor, Guer. 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. Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont D'Urville was his second-in-command and had special responsibilty for botany and entomology (the study of insects).

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