Voyage Autour du Monde…Histoire du Voyage: Atlas
Hocken Library: Bliss Double Oversize KX D
Paris: Arthus Bertrand
Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865) was the commander of one of the most significant 19th century French voyages into the Pacific. Between 1822 and 1825, he sailed in the Coquille to Chile, Peru (where important magnetic observations were completed), the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Tonga, Rotuma, the Gilbert and Caroline Islands, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), Australia and New Zealand, where Duperrey was intrigued by the Maori language and grammar. Vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data were collected, and although numerous volumes were published, the project was never entirely completed. Here is the exceptional ‘Duperrey’ atlas with some images alongside the voyage account by René Lesson, the naturalist on board.
Louis-Isidore Duperrey, “Voyage Autour du Monde…Histoire du Voyage: Atlas,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 30, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6898.
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