FROM VENUS TO ANTARCTICA. Dumont D'Urville, John Dunmore.


The Life of Dumont D'Urville. Pp. 252, 8 plates, 7 maps (6 full page), notes, select bibliography, index; med. 8vo; edges of boards a trifle rubbed dust wrapper;
Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007. First edition. *'Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) undertook three global voyages of exploration and is the navigator who made the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific in the nineteenth century. He explored the Pacific from Guam to Antarctica, and from New Guinea to Chile, collecting a vast number of natural history specimens and recording extensive hydrographic information' [wrapper blurb]. Item #155456

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