Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates]. Louis Isidore DUPERREY.
Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates].
Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates].
Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates].

Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates].
Voyage autour du monde… [A series of Botanique plates].

Paris: Arthus Bertrand, circa 1826.

Three original parts, folio, containing a total of 29 plates, 6 of which are in original colouring; completely unbound as issued, original printed wrappers.

Original plates from the Duperrey voyage

A substantial series of botanical plates from the finely-illustrated Duperrey voyage, published in Paris between 1826 and 1830; publication was never in fact completed. This was one of the greatest French scientific expeditions. Apart from new discoveries, the voyage of thirty-one months corrected errors in exisiting maritime charts, gathered three hundred geological samples, twelve hundred insects, two hundred and sixty-four birds and quadrupeds as well as botanical specimens, reptiles and fishes. It reported on Pacific languages, costumes, weapons and artefacts. The superb illustrations resulting from these new discoveries are among the finest of nineteenth century voyage art. The plates are as follows:

A substantial series of botanical plates from the finely-illustrated Duperrey voyage, published in Paris between 1826 and 1830; publication was never in fact completed. This was one of the greatest French scientific expeditions. Apart from new discoveries, the voyage of thirty-one months corrected errors in exisiting maritime charts, gathered three hundred geological samples, twelve hundred insects, two hundred and sixty-four birds and quadrupeds as well as botanical specimens, reptiles and fishes. It reported on Pacific languages, costumes, weapons and artefacts. The superb illustrations resulting from these new discoveries are among the finest of nineteenth century voyage art. The plates are as follows:
1. Iridée D'Agustine 2. Iridée Étincelante 3. Halyménie Variée 4. Spherocoque Corallin 5. Dawsonie de Durville, Gigartine pied de Grenouille, Gigartine noircheveux 6. Padine de Durville, Padine de Commerson 7. Spartina ciliata 8. Ericahne squarrosa 9. Arundo flexuosa 10. Lophatherum gracile 11. Panicum Urvillianum 12. Gymnotnx compressa 13. Gymnotrix macrostachys 14. Tschaemum Urvillianum 15. Schizée Péicillée 16. Antrophye Plantaginée, Antrophye de Lesson 17. Antrophye de Bory, Antrophye Optuse 18. Grammite Scolopendrine, Toenite Porte-Flèches 19. Polypode à feuilles D'Éléagne, Marginaire Minime 20. Lycopode de Durville 21. Lycopode Flagellaire 22. Polypode Trés-Velu 23. Polypode Toenite 24. Polypode de Brongniart 25. Aspidie Mohrioïde, Parée Fourchante 27. Blechne Grimpante 28. Scolopendre de Durville, Lindsée de Lesson 29. Trichomane Incisé, Trichomane Ailé, Hymenophylle Infortuné.
The plates are in the original "livraison" loose printed wrappers. Despite the fact that the plates are almost a consecutive sequence, here - as commonly - the wrappers are used simply to protect the plates, and with only partial correspondence between the plates listed on the wrappers and those inside.

Hill, 517; see Borba de Moraes, p. 276.

Price (AUD): $8,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #2011786

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