Gide Editeur. [Paris, 1840-54.]
Lithograph. Printed area 280 x 340mm. Publisher's blind stamp.
The crew of the Astrolabe making drinking water from the Antarctic ice. From 'Voyage au pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée 1837-1840', the account of Jules Dumont D'Urville's second expedition to the South Seas. The 31 volumes took 14 years to publish, not helped by D'Urville's death in the famous Versailles Rail Accident of 1842, the first French railway disaster.
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