Voyage autour du monde, exécuté pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonité, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement sous les auspices du département de la marine.
HISTOIRE NATURELLE: ATLAS ZOOLOGIQUE. Par Eydoux & Souleyet. Paris, A. Bertrand, (1842-1852). Folio(484 x 320mm). pp. (2), 8, with 101 (96 handcoloured or colour-printed) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lines and lettering.
The complete zoological atlas of this famous and rare French expedition, exploring various areas inthe Pacific. "The principal aims of this voyage were political: to show the French flag in various areas of the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, China, and Cochin China; to extend protection to a number of French subjects; and to draw up comprehensive reports on the countries visited, including Brazil, Chile, the Marianas, and the Philippines" (Hill 1752). Its plates, many after drawings by the famous French artists Prevost and Oudart, are of an unsurpassed beauty and elegance and were partly printed in colour and partly handcoloured. They are divided as follows: Mammifères (12), Oiseaux (10), Poissons (10), Reptiles (6), Insects (2), Mollusca (53), Zoophytes (2), Vers (1), Crustacés (5). A fine copy. B.M.(N.H.) II, 603.
Item nr. 8772
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