Kōrero: French

Contributions to science

Contributions to science

Early French expeditions produced a wealth of discoveries and documentation. Important contributions were made to the fields of ethnology, zoology, botany, geology and cartography. Observations were recorded by a number of talented artists. This lithograph is from a painting by Antoine Germain Bevalet, who is likely to have been assisted by the naturalist René Primevère Lesson. Both were on board the Coquille, which visited in 1824.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0116-poi-19
Hand-coloured lithograph after a painting by Antoine Germain Bevalet

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Tessa Copland, 'French - Explorers and missionaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/626/contributions-to-science (accessed 26 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Tessa Copland, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016