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Original Commemorative Medallion for the Voyage of the Astrolabe
Paris,: Barre,, 1837.. Bronze medal, 51 mm., extremely fine. Medal struck to commemorate the return of the second Dumont d'Urville expedition, in which the Astrolabe and the ZÈlÈe, explored the Antarctic and named Adelie Land.Such medallions are rare and most desirable, as they would have only been issued to participants in the expedition.British Historical Medals, 1207; Marquess of Milford Haven, 377.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-08-01           Check availability:      Biblio    

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