Carte de la Nouvelle-Zelande pour Servir au Voyage Pittoresque autour du Monde...
Dumont-D'Urville, Jules Sebastian Cesar
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Detailed early map of New Zealand, including a separate Stewart Island.
Rear Admiral Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) was a French explorer and naval officer, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Dumont d'Urville led an expedition into the South Pacific aboard the Astrolabe, which sailed to the coast of southern Australia, extensively mapped the South Island of New Zealand, explored the archipelagos of Tonga and Fiji and the coasts of New Guinea. He located La Pérouse’s shipwreck in Vanikoro and collected numerous remains of his boats, before returning to France in 1829