9781108049962

Voyage Au Pole Sud Et Dans L'oceanie Sur Les Corvettes L'astrolabeet La Zelee

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  • ISBN13:

    9781108049962

  • ISBN10:

    1108049966

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-24
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

In 1836, the French King Louis-Philippe, enthusiastic for Southern Hemisphere exploration, supported J. Dumont d'Urville's plan for a circumnavigation focusing on the South Seas. D'Urville (1790–1842) had already distinguished himself on two Pacific expeditions and was eager to rival the achievements of James Cook. Between 1837 and 1840, the ships Astrolabe and Zélée explored the waters of the Antarctic area and Oceania in extremely harsh conditions: almost forty crew members died or deserted. However, d'Urville discovered a new portion of the Antarctic coast, shed light on the ethnography of several Pacific islands and brought back multitudes of botanical specimens. His impressive contributions to the fields of geography, natural history and ethnography were gathered in this ten-volume work, published between 1841 and 1846. Volume 6, published in 1844, charts the geograhical features and the traditions of the people of several Indonesian provinces.

Table of Contents

Second séjour à Hobart-Town
Hobart-Town et ses environs
Traversée de Hobart-Town aux iles Auckland
Traversée des “les Auckland à la baie Otago
Traversée du port Otago à la baie des Iles
Séjour dans la baie des Iles
Traversée de la baie des Iles à la baie Coupang
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