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Carte generale de l'Ocean Pacifique dressee par messers d'Urville et Lottin d'apres les reconnaissances de la Corvette l'Astrolabe

Date: 1834
Dimensions:
600 x 910 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Maps, charts and plans
Object Name: Map
Object No: 00040480

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    Description
    General chart of the Pacific Ocean based on a survey by Captain Dumont d'Urville. The map is divided into the ethnographic regions of Oceania as developed by d'Urville: Melanesia; Micronesia; Polynesia and Malaysia
    SignificanceThis chart shows the plot of an unnamed vessel's track around Cape Horn on 15th January 1853 and bound for Valparaiso; possibly the same vessel subsequently made a voyage from there to Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands and back to Valparaiso on 7th May 1854.
    HistoryCaptain Jules Dumont d'Urville was a French naval officer who commanded two voyages of discovery to the Pacific Ocean: 1826 - 1829 on the L'ASTROLABE ; 1837 - 1840 on the L'ASTROLABE accompanied by LA ZELEE (this voyage included Antarctica).

    The findings of both voyages were published in Paris accompanied by 'Atlases' containing a wide variety of detailed illustrations, ranging from drawings of collected specimens of natural history and coastal views to portraits of exotic peoples encountered during the voyages.

    Dumont d'Urville developed an ethnographic division of Oceania, which he published in 1832, which has proved highly influential. These regions are shown on this map; Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Malaysia.


    Bibliography:

    Dumont d'Urville: 'Sur Iles du Grand Ocean' : Bulletin de la Societe de Geographe Jan 1832.

    Dumont d'Urville: 'Atlas historique' to 'Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe execute par ordre du Roi pendant les annees 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, sous le commandement de M. Jules S-C Dumont d'Urville

    Geoffrey Clark: Dumont d'Urville's Oceania : Journal of Pacific History Vol. 36 No. 2 Sep 2003 p155 - 161.




    Additional Titles

    (not entered): Carte Generale de L'Ocean Pacifique

    Primary title: Carte generale de l'Ocean Pacifique dressee par messers d'Urville et Lottin d'apres les reconnaissances de la Corvette l'Astrolabe

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