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This folio lithograph is from Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont D’Urville’s Voyage au Pole Sud et dan l’Oceanie sur les corvettes l’Astrolabe et la Zelee… The work was published in Paris by Gide et Cie between 1841 and 1855.
Dumont was a French explorer and naval officer. For thirty-eight months he explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Several seaweeds, plants, and shrubs are named after him, as well as D’Urville Island.