Village de Dobo (Iles Arrow). DUMONT D'URVILLE, Louis LE BRETON.

Village de Dobo (Iles Arrow).

Paris: circa 1845.

Tinted lithograph, 230 x 380 mm., mounted in acid-free card.

Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters.

Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters.

Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to this time France had taken no part in Antarctic discovery which had been dominated by the English. Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on September 7, 1837 with two ships, the "Astrolabe" and the "Zelee", on a voyage that was to become dogged by mishap and illness. Two artists accompanied D'Urville, Ernest Auguste Goupil and Louis le Breton. Goupil died in Hobart whilst the expedition was there in April 1840.0

Price (AUD): $750.00  other currencies Ref: #1901013

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