C1847

Carte Geologique de la Terre de Van-Diemen et de la Partie Sud de la Nouvelle-Hollande

Rare c.19th geological chart of Tasmania from Dumont D’Urville’s made during his third and final voyage. 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte Geologique de la Terre de Van-Diemen et de la Partie Sud de la Nouvelle-Hollande

Date:

C1847

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 435mm

Paper Size: 

340mm 
x 528mm
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Carte Geologique de la Terre de Van-Diemen et de la Partie Sud de la Nouvelle-Hollande - Antique Map from 1847

Genuine antique
dated:

1847

Description:

Rare c.19th geological chart of Tasmania from Dumont D’Urville’s made during his third and final voyage.

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.

 

 

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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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