DUPERREY, Louis-Isidore (1786-1865) - Alphonse PRÉVOST, Jean-Gabriel PRÊTRE, Antoine-Germain BÉVALET (1779-1850) and others (artists)
Voyage autour du Monde ... Histoire du Voyage. Atlas [ ... Histoire naturelle, Botanique. Atlas]
Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1826. 2 parts (plus 5 plates from a third part) in one volume, folio. (19 3/8 x 12 3/4 inches). 2 engraved titles. 'Histoire du Voyage': 60 plates (59 coloured). (Worming to blank margins of plate 1, 3, 12 and 26-30); 'Histoire Naturelle, Botanique': plates 1-13, 13 bis, 14-38 only (of 106, plates 1-13, 13 bis, 14-24 coloured); extra-illustrated with 5 coloured bird plates (numbers 10, 17, 30, 44 and 48) from the 'Histoire naturelle, Zoologie' section.
Contemporary French green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat panelled tooling in gilt, marbled endpapers (front inner hinge split)
Provenance: J. Cauvin ('cure de Sceaux 1843', inscription on front free endpaper)
A fine selection of plates from "one of the major French Pacific voyages of the nineteenth century" (Hill)
A complete set of the 'Histoire du Voyage' section with all the hand-coloured plates from the botany section (all of seaweeds) and five attractive coloured bird plates.
The voyage, led by Duperrey, concentrated on the exploration of the Pacific. He had "already circumnavigated the globe under Freycinet. Dumont d'Urville, who would later lead his own expeditions in the Pacific, was Duperrey's second-in-command, Réné Lesson was the naturalist on the voyage. The Coquille called at Brazil, the Falkland Islands, Concepciõn, Callao, and Payta. The Pacific islands visited were the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Tonga, Rotuma, the Gilbert and Caroline Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago. Australia was visited twice, and explorations made of New Zealand and the Maoris were of particular significance. Vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data were collected. Before returning to Marseilles, Java, Mauritius, and Ascension were visited" (Hill pp.180-181).
Anker 288; Borba de Moraes p.276; Ferguson 1069; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.93; Hill (2004) 517; Hocken 42; Nissen IVB 42; Nissen BBI 560; Nissen ZBI 1210; Sabin 21353; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1578; Whittel 218.