Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique: text volume and atlas from the "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée pendant les années 1837-1840" Jules Sébastien DUMONT D'URVILLE.
Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique: text volume and atlas from the "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée pendant les années 1837-1840".

Voyage au Pole Sud… Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique…
Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique: text volume and atlas from the "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée pendant les années 1837-1840".

Paris: Gide et Cie. 1847 (text) and 1848 (atlas).

Text volume octavo, with a folding table, in original printed blue boards; with atlas folio, containing for charts and nine plates, in a good binding of quarter green calf containing four coloured maps and nine plates.

The geology and geography of Oceania and the Pacific

The geology section of the great Dumont d'Urville Antarctic expedition. The atlas volume here contains four superb coloured maps, two of them double-page geological maps of Australia and the South Pacific, the other two depicting geological details of Tasmania and Victoria, and the Straits of Magellan. The nine plates that follow are present in an early photographic form rather than as the usual lithographic plates: it has been suggested that these represent a further issue once the original lithographic printing had been exhausted.

The geology section of the great Dumont d'Urville Antarctic expedition. The atlas volume here contains four superb coloured maps, two of them double-page geological maps of Australia and the South Pacific, the other two depicting geological details of Tasmania and Victoria, and the Straits of Magellan. The nine plates that follow are present in an early photographic form rather than as the usual lithographic plates: it has been suggested that these represent a further issue once the original lithographic printing had been exhausted.

This section was prepared by M.J. Grange from the materials recorded by the expedition's naturalists. Another volume of text was published six years later.

Rosove, 106-11.A1 and 107-4.A1

Condition Report: A few very light spots in the text volume and its binding just wearing at extremities.

Price (AUD): $3,600.00

US$2,617.88   Other currencies

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