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Voyage de la COQUILLE. Zoophytes 14

Date: 1826 - 1830
Dimensions:
Overall: 497 x 322 mm, 0.03 kg
Medium: Coloured engraving on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00017874
Place Manufactured:Paris

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    Description
    Zoophytes Plate No. 14., from the Zoological atlas of Duperrey's expedition on LA COQUILLE. Above the image upper right 'Voy de LA COQUILLE', upper left 'Zoophytes No. 14'. The five zoophytes are identified beneath the image; '1. Bourse de Venus; 2. Plethosome hyalin; 3. Cyanee de Bougainville; 4. Equoree mitre; 5. Microstome ambigu'. Artists: Pretre pinx d'apres Lesson. Courant sculp.; De imp de Remond.
    SignificanceOne of the most significant outcomes of the LA COQUILLE expedition were the extensive scientific, cartographic and ethnographic discoveries. The results of the discovery of hundreds of new species were painstakingly recorded in high quality plates that would be published in Duperrey's nine volume account of the journey.
    HistoryLouis Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865) conducted a voyage around the world in LA COQUILLE (1822-1825) with Dumont d'Urville as one of his officers. LA COQUILLE was later renamed l'ASTROLABE for Dumont d'Urville's expedition.

    Duperrey (1786-1865) published his account of his expedition as 'Voyage autour du Monde, executé per ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette La Coquille de sa Majesté, pendant les annies 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825... Paris: Firmin Didot for Arthus Bertrand, 1826-1830.

    The Zoological plates were published by Lesson and Garnot as 'Voyage autour du Monde... Zoologie. Paris: 1826-1830 in three volumes consisting of 155 engraved plates (153 hand-colored, two printed in sepia), by Countant after Lesson, L. Prevost, Pretre, Guerin, Vauthier and others.
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