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Collected on the voyage of the French frigate, la VENUS under the command of M. Abel du Petit-Thouars. The voyage established a firm French presence in the Pacific and was an important step in France becoming a Pacific power.

Illustrations of four varieties of molluscs collected on the voyage.

Published in Atlas de Zoologie, 1846.

Calyptree oubli.

Calyptree bourgeonnee.

Crepidule amande.

Crepidule rayonnante.

Stipple engraving printed in colour.

385 mm x 265 mm. (Plate line).

Good condition with 2 or 3 spots.

Molluscs. CALYPTREE & CREPIDULE. Voyage . . .La Venus 1836-39.

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