Five butterflies, New Guinea, 1822-1825.


Five butterflies, New Guinea, 1822-1825.
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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: Morpho bioculatus, Guer; Satyrus Duponchelii, Guer; and Satyrus chiliensis, Guer. The first two are found on the island of New Guinea, now divided between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. 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.

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