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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 two varieties of molluscs collected on the voyage.

Published in Atlas de Zoologie, 1846.

Lucine lactee.

Lucine tigerine.

Stipple engraving printed in colour.

385 mm x 265 mm. (Plate line).

Good condition with 2 or 3 spots.

Molluscs. LUCINE LACTEA & LUCINE TIGERINA. Voyage . . .La Venus 1836-39.

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