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Dumont d'Urville lettres 1841, 1841 July 8 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3920161
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Dumont d'Urville, Jules-Sébastien-César, 1790-1842
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1841] 
0.03 m. (1 v.) 
Summary

MS 9989 comprises the autograph letter signed, dated 8 July 1842 [i.e. 1841], by Dumont d'Urville to his publisher Gide concerning corrections to the proofs of Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée 1837-1840. The letter was written from his property "Juliade", near Toulon, the French naval port on the Mediterranean (1 v.).

Biography/History

French explorer, cartographer, botanist, linguist and writer. Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville was born on 23 May 1790, at Condé-sur-Noireau, Calvados, Normandy, and was killed on 8 May 1842, in a train which caught fire between Paris and Versailles. Dumont d'Urville's second and final voyage of scientific discovery, from September 1837-November 1840, aimed for the South Magnetic Pole, and explored Australia, New Zealand and various islands of the Pacific.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9989.

Spine title.

Folded single leaf, in morocco-backed folder and slipcase.

In French.

Subjects Dumont d'Urville, Jules-Sébastien-César, 1790-1842 -- Correspondence.  |  Dumont d'Urville, Jules-Sébastien-César, 1790-1842. Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée.  |  Zélée (Frigate)  |  Astrolabe Expedition (1837-1840)  |  Explorers -- France -- Correspondence.  |  Science publishing -- France -- History -- 19th century.  |  Voyages around the world -- 19th century.  |  Scientific expeditions.  |  Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Time Coverage 1841 
Occupation Explorers.  |  Cartographers.  |  Naval officers.

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