C1846

Carte des Iles Salomon....1838.

Map of the Solomon Islands from Dumont D’Urville voyage of exploration in the ships, Astrolabe and Zelle. After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visiting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte des Iles Salomon….1838.

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

540mm 
x 420mm

Paper Size: 

660mm 
x 522mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte des Iles Salomon....1838. - Antique Map from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Map of the Solomon Islands from Dumont D’Urville voyage of exploration in the ships, Astrolabe and Zelle.

After exploring the southern regions Dumont D’Urville the ships sailed to the Pacific visiting many of the islands, Singapore, Batavia, and reached Hobart at the end of 1839. After a short period of rest in Hobart the ships headed south again on January 1, 1840, this time reaching about 64°S and found themselves suddenly surrounded by icebergs. On January 19, land was sighted, it was completely covered with snow so high it was impossible to see the summit. D’Urville named the coast, Terre Adelie after his wife. The expedition had established the approximate position of the magnetic pole and d’Urville felt that their task had been accomplished and left Antarctica and headed for New Zealand.

The maps and views were published in the official accounts of the voyage and are among the finest ever produced of Antarctica and intended to reflect France’s rightful place on the international stage.

Embossed blind stamp “Gide Editeur Paris” denoting that is from the original edition of “Voyage au Pole Sud”.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1393862

References:
Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia 3184

Clement Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin (1811 - 1858)

Hydrographer on the final voyage French of discovery under the command of Dumont D'Urville.

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Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790 - 1842)

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) was a French explorer and naval officer. Dumont d’Urville sailed from Toulon on 22 April 1826, towards the Pacific Ocean in his first voyage in the Astrolabe, for a circumnavigation of the world that was to lasted nearly three years. The expedition returned to Marseille on 25 March 1829. The Astrolabe was originally named Coquille and used for Louis Isidore Duperrey's circumnavigation of the earth (1822–1825). She was renamed after the navigational instrument, the astrolabe, a precursor to the sextant. In his second voyage in the Astrolabe and the Zélée he sailed from Toulon on 7 September 1837 with the aim to reach the most southerly point possible at this time in the Weddell Sea; to pass through the Strait of Magellan; to travel up the coast of Chile in order to head for Oceania with the objective of inspecting the new British colonies in Western Australia; to sail to Hobart; and to sail to New Zealand to find opportunities for French whalers and to examine places where a penal colony might be established. After passing through the East Indies, the mission would have to round the Cape of Good Hope and returning on 6 November 1840.

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