Auction 159, Lot 725

"Carte de la Nouvelle-Zelande pour Servir au Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde", Dumont d'Urville, Jules Sebasian Cesar

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Voyage Pittoresque autour de Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 13.1 inches
22.1 x 33.3 cm

A fine early chart depicting both the North and South islands, as well as Stewart Island in the south. Dumont d'Urville circumnavigated the globe for the second time between 1826 and 1829. On this expedition his accomplishments included significant Pacific discoveries and contributions to the mapping of New Zealand. His records were so detailed that for the first time the scattered islands of the South Pacific could be divided into three major groups: Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor staining and light toning along sheet edges. The bottom margin has been trimmed, but still ample for framing.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2016

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