Paris: Gide, 1853. Exquisite stipple engraving with period hand color of crustaceans Prionorhynque d'Edwards, Lambre Noueux, Paramithrax de Peron, discovered on Dumont D'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud et Dans l'Oceanie..."
The French voyages in this period benefited from the French expansive world view, that saw artists & scientists accompanying the sailors on French voyages of exploration, recording scientific detail and assembling natural history collections. Jules Dumont D'Urville visited Australia twice, 1826-29 & 1837-40. His account of the second voyage was published in 1842 (text volumes); 1846 (atlas) and 1853 (natural history plates).
Image 28 x 41 cm with large margins. With the blind-stamp "GIDE Editeur Paris" below the plate mark. Plate 1 from the "Crustacees" section. Clean copy, with an old crease the length of the print (not really detracting from the image), tide mark along left and bottom edges. Item #21007