Voyage de découvertes de de la corvette l'Astrolabe… Zoologie…
Voyage de découvertes de de la corvette l'Astrolabe… Zoologie

Paris: J. Tastu, 1830-1833.

Six parts in four volumes, octavo, with eight lithograph plates; French quarter black grained morocco and marbled sides with green vellum tips.

Quoy and Gaimard's Zoology of the Astrolabe voyage

The very extensive text volumes of zoological studies from Dumont d'Urville's world voyage in the Astrolabe. The careful work was carried out by two fascinating figures, Quoy and Gaimard, a remarkable pair of voyage naturalists: "the rake-thin, philosophically minded surgeon Jean-René-Constant Quoy, who had a photographic memory and could recite much of Rabelais by heart, and the extroverted, womanising naturalist Joseph-Paul Gaimard" (Edward Duyker). Quoy (1790-1869) and Gaimard (1793-1858), who had sailed with Louis de Freycinet on the Uranie voyage to Australia and into the Pacific in 1817-1820, formed a long-lasting double act, preparing substantial volumes together on the natural history of the voyages in which they participated.

The very extensive text volumes of zoological studies from Dumont d'Urville's world voyage in the Astrolabe. The careful work was carried out by two fascinating figures, Quoy and Gaimard, a remarkable pair of voyage naturalists: "the rake-thin, philosophically minded surgeon Jean-René-Constant Quoy, who had a photographic memory and could recite much of Rabelais by heart, and the extroverted, womanising naturalist Joseph-Paul Gaimard" (Edward Duyker). Quoy (1790-1869) and Gaimard (1793-1858), who had sailed with Louis de Freycinet on the Uranie voyage to Australia and into the Pacific in 1817-1820, formed a long-lasting double act, preparing substantial volumes together on the natural history of the voyages in which they participated.

See Ferguson, 1341; Hill, 504.

Condition Report: A few spots; bindings slightly rubbed but very good.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

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Ref: #5000589

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