Merou Mille-Etoiles, Merou Mouchete, Merou Gaimard, Merou Boelang. [Stipple engraving of fish from the South Pacific]. Dumont D'Urville, Bevalet pinx, Schmel sc.

Merou Mille-Etoiles, Merou Mouchete, Merou Gaimard, Merou Boelang. [Stipple engraving of fish from the South Pacific].

Paris: Remond, 1835. Exquisite stipple engraving of fish discovered on Dumont D'Urville's "Voyage de l'Astrolabe -- Zoologie". 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 10.5 x 16 in with large margins. Plate 3 from the "Poissons" section. Clean copy, Tide mark in margin, not affecting print. Very good overall. Item #21012

Price: $250.00