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Travel of L´Uranie-La Physicienne, 1817-21.

A hundred and twenty plates on behalf of one hundred and forty number of species, have been etching with the greatest attention, and less if is not necessary for of wisdom, patience and the utmost attention of Mr. A. Poiret, which only done every draw and botanical engravings accurately interpreting the minute details from each one of the part of the flowers as well as the nature form of all plants. This young painter of natural history, a worthy son of the scientist of the same name, receives here genuine assurances of my gratitude!

Translated from the volume one of botany of the expedition of L´Uranie made by Charles Gaudichaud Beaupré. "Voyage Autour du Monde, 1826.

These are the one hundred thirty-one original botanical drawings approved by the French scientists of the Linnaean Society of Paris as a result of the investigations carried out in the journey around the world, "L'Uranie-La Physicienne" between the years 1817 to 1820 under the command of the Captain Louis de Saulces de Freycinet next to the botanist Charles Gaudichaud Beaupré, who was one of the French leading scientist and plants species collector of the 19th century.

These drawings were created in Paris between the years 1821 and 1822 with a precise copy of the species brought from remote continents as South America, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Oceania by the French artist in the area of the botanical sciences "A. Poiret”, which signature may be appreciate in many of those magnificent and unique artworks published today after 194 years.

This is the first time in the history of this very important journey of exploration of the first quart of the XIX century that those original artworks were published with the exception of those copies of the botanical atlases authorized by Louis de Freycinet in 1826.

Certain numbers of those drawings jumps one, two or various numbers, since certain have lost in the time, these missing drawings have been replaced with actual photographs showing the same category of plants, but the majority of the missing examples are displayed on the engravings section of, and vice versa.

To the memory of all the major scientists and groups that over the centuries have given us a wonderful legacy for our benefit.

Fernando Wamprechts.

Dimensions of the botanical drawings:

27 x 35.05 centimeters.-10.6 " x 13.09"
28 x 37 centimeters.-11.2 " x 14.5"
29 x 36 centimeters.-11.4" x 14.1"


Angouleme on the 4th of September 1789
Paris on the 16th of January 1854.

Gaudichaud, C. Groups: ABMPS. Organisations: B, BM, BR, DS, F, FI, G, G-DC, K, L, MO, MPU, P, PC, P-JU, US, W. Collected: (1817-1837) Chinese region: China (Guangdong), Macau; Indian region: India; Indo-China: Viet Nam; Malesian region: Indonesia (Maluku, Nusa Tenggara Timur), Malaysia (Penang), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore; West African Islands: Canary Islands; Southern Africa: South Africa; Southern African Islands: Saint Helena; Madagascan region: Madagascar; Mascarenes: Mauritius, Reunion; Australian region: Australia; Polynesia: Mariana Islands (Northern), Micronesia (Caroline Islands); North America: USA (Hawaii); Tropical South America: Bolivia, Colombia, Peru (Callao, Puno); Brazilian region: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro); Temperate South America: Argentina, Chile (Valparaíso), Falkland Islands, Uruguay (Montevideo). Associates: Arago, J.E.V. (1799-1855) (co-collector), Beaupré, C.G. (synonym), Duperrey, L.-I. (1786-1865), d'Urville, J.S.C.D. (1790-1842) (co-collectors), Freycinet, L.-C. de S. de (1779-1842) (captain), Gaimard, J.-P. (1790-1858) (co-collector), Gaudichaud, C., Gaudichaud-Beauprés, C. (synonyms), Guichenot, A. (fl.1800-1820), Lesson, A.P.P. (1805-1888), Paul, Joseph (fl.1817) (co-collectors), Pervillé, A. (-c. 1868) (specimens from), Quoy, J.R.C. (1790-1869) (co-collector), Richard, J.M.C. (1784-1868) (specimens from). 2:220, 9:170, 11:165, 18:190, 19:25, 22:63, 23:208, 23:219, 34:654 French pharmacist and botanist who participated in a number of major expeditions including the circumnavigation (1817-1820) led by Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet (1779-1842). The expedition in the corvette L'Uranie was curtailed by a shipwreck (14 February 1820) on the Iles Malouines when they attempted to reach the abandoned French settlement of Port Louis. This small colony had been established in 1763 by the first French circumnavigator, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1811), on what he had named the Iles Malouines as most of his colonists were from St Malo. The British, who had landed there as early as 1688, retook the colony in 1764 and named the island group the Falkland Islands. In the shipwreck of L'Uranie, several cases of specimens from the earlier part of the expedition were lost but some natural history material was salvaged, particularly from the physical sciences. Gaudichaud-Beaupré made new collections while Freycinet completed his preparations to continue the voyage. A replacement ship was fortuitously located from an American whaler named Captain Orne, who was flying the rebel flag and who anchored on the island on his way to transport cannon to Valparaíso. Freycinet negotiated use if his whaling ship, the General Knox, for completing the expedition and it was renamed La Physicienne. The Scottish Antarctic explorer James Weddell was also on the island at that time but news of the shipwreck was kept from him until after the negotiations had been concluded. He wrote of his meeting with Freycinet and his young wife Rose de Saulces de Freycinet who was illicitly on board and who wrote a fascinating journal of the expedition. Gaudichaud-Beaupré sailed again on the third round the world voyage of the Bonite (1835-1837). He visited Perrottet in India at Pondicherry and J.M.C. Richard in the Mascarenes. He was given the gift of a collection from Madagascar made by A. Pervillé, the earliest botanical collector of Madagascar. Specimens attributed to Gaudichaud-Beaupré from Madagascar are probably all referable to Pervillé or perhaps J.M.C. Richard. After completing his expeditions Gaudichaud-Beaupré was given the post of Professor of Pharmacy in Paris and was attached to the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (P), where he worked on his botanical collections until he died.


(Nace el 4 de septiembre de 1789, Angoulême y muere el 16 de enero de 1854, París).

Botánico francés.
Estudia Farmacología, Química, Herbología en Cognac, con su cuñado en Angoulême. Continúa sus estudios en París. Trabaja un tiempo en un laboratorio de química en Cognac antes de ir a París, invitado por los botánicos del "Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Estudia en la Escuela de Medicina Naval en Amberes de 1811 a 1814.
Es elegido por Jean René Constant Quoy (1790-1869) para participar como botánico en la expedición alredor del mundo desde 1817 a 1820 que fue capitaneado por Louis Claude des Saulses de Freycinet (1779-1842) y se usaron las corvetas L´Uranie y L´Physicienne. Herborizó notablemente en la bahía Shark, en Puerto Jackson y en las Montañas Azules de Australia. Se dedicó a salvar una parte de las ricas colecciones que la expedición guardaba en la Uranie la cual naufraga en pleno regreso en las costas de las islas Malvinas.
Hizo otro viaje a América del Sur de 1830 a 1832, a bordo de la 'Herminie visitando Brasil, Chile y Perú.
Gaudichaud-Beaupré también formó parte de un nuevo trayecto de 1836 a 1837 a bordo de La Bonite comandada por Auguste-Nicolas Vaillant (1793-1858).
Fue Académico correspondiente de la "Académie des Sciences (France)" en 1828 y miembro el 16 de enero de 1837. Fue corresponsal del Museo en 1830. Recibe el premio Monthyon de la Academia en 1835.
Retorna a Francia en 1837, Gaudichaud-Beaupré fue profesor de farmacia en la Facultad de Medicina de París. Miembro de la "Société botanique de France" en 1854.


• Marie-Louise Bauchot, Jacques Daget & Roland Bauchot. 1997. Ictiología en Francia Comienzos del s. XIX: la “Histoire Naturelle des Poissons“ de Cuvier (1769-1832) y de Valenciennes (1794-1865). en Collection building in ichthyology and herpetology (PIETSCH T.W.ANDERSON W.D., dir.), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists : 27-80. ISBN 0-935858-91-7
• Jean Dhombres (dir.) 1995. Aventures scientifiques. Savants en Poitou-Charentes du XVIe au XXe siècle. Les éditions de l’Actualité Poitou-Charentes (Poitiers) : 262 p. ISBN 2-911320-00-X


La abreviatura Gaudich. Se emplea para indicar a Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré como autoridad en la descripción y clasificación científica de los vegetales.


• «Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré», Índice Internacional de Nombres de las Plantas (IPNI), Real Jardín Botánico de Kew, Herbario de la Universidad Harvard y Herbario nacional Australiano (eds.),





Voyage Autour du Monde sur les corvettes l´Uranie-La Physicienne, 1817-20

Travel Around the world in the curvets the Uranie-the Physicienne, 1817-20

THIS TEXT HAS BEEN TRANSCRIBED AS SAME AS IN THE VOLUME 2 “CLASSIFICATION DES HERBIERS” Voyage autour du monde, entrepris par ordre du Roi, botanique par M. Charles Gaudichaud….Paris : chez Pillet Aîné 1826.


Pier Antonio Micheli (December 11, 1679 - January 1, 1737): Micheli

Christian Hendrik Persoon (February 1, 1761 – November 16, 1836): Pers

Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard: (1742 – 26 September 1793): Bull. Bulliardi.

Carl von Linné (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778): L.

Carl von Linné or Carolus (January 20, 1741 – November 1, 1738): L.f.

Peter Olof Swartz (September 21, 1760 – September 19, 1818): Sw.

James Edward Smith (December 2, 1759 – March 17, 1828): Sm.

Robert Brown (December 21, 1773 – June 10, 1858): R.Br.

Adolphe Théodore Brongniart (January 14, 1801 – February 18, 1876): Al. Brong. or Brong.

Nicaise Augustin Desvaux (1784 – 1856): Desv.

Georg Eberhard Rumphius (1628 – 1702): Rumph.

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (April 12, 1748 – September 17, 1836): Juss.

Philibert Commerçon 18 de November (18, 1727 – March 13, 1773): Comm.

Louis Marie Aubert Du Petit-Thouars ou Du Petit Thouars (November 5, 1758 – May 12, 1831): Thouars.

Carl Ludwig Willdenow (August 22, 1765 – July 10, 1812): Willd.

Johann Reinhold Forster (October 22, 1729 – Dezember 9, 1798): J.R.Forst.

Alexandre Henri Gabriel, vicomte de Cassini (1781 – 1832): Cass.

Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière, (October 28, 1755 – January 8, 1834): Labill.

Achille Richard (April 27, 1794 – October 5 1852): A.Rich.

Augustin Pyrame de Candolle (February 4, 1778 – September 9, 1841): DC.

Karl Sigismund Kunth (Jun 18, 1788 –March 22, 1850): Kunth.

Hipólito Ruiz López (1752 – 1816): Ruiz & Pavon.

Jose Antonio Pavón y Jimenez (1754 – 1840): Ruiz & Pavon.

Karl (ó Carl) Friedrich von Gärtner (May 1, 1772 – September 1 1850): C.F.Gaertn.

Joseph Gaertner, or Joseph Gärtner (March 12, 1732 – July 12, 1791): Gaertn.

Gaudichaud-Beaupré (September 4, 1789 – January 16, 1854): Gaudich.

*2. Frankreich (Seit Aubriet)

Claus Nissen.

Gechichte und bibliographie.

• Lohnende Ausgaben stellten ihnen die Reisewerke und Länderbeschreibungen, mit denen der Staat die grosse Tradition Frankreichs auf diesen Gebiet auch in 19. Jahrhundert rümlich fortsetzte. Vor allem die wissenchaftlich so gewinreichen Welt unseglungen –URANIE und PHYSICIENNEE unter De FREYCINET 1817-1820, La Coquille unter Duperry 1822-1825, Astrolabe unter Dumont d´Urville, 1826-1829, LA BONITE unter Vaillant 1837-1837, La Vénus unter Du Petit du Thouars d. J. 1836-1839, - gaben Anlass zu vielbändigen Tafelwerken, ebenso die Erforschung Algiers 1840-1842, und der Pelopones. Der darin documentierte Hochtand, den die naturkundliche Ilustration Frankreichs in der sweiten hälfte des 19. Jahrhundert noch innehielt, zog auch ähnliche Werke, die auf internationaler Grundlage entstanden dorthin, wie die Beschreibung von Chile unter Claudio Gay, der kanarischen Inseln unter Webb und Berthelot, von Madagascar unter Grandidier und Milne Edwards, von Cuba unter Ramón de la Sagra.
• Als Zeichner treten darin “BORROMÉE“, Eulalia Delile, Gonthier, Maubert, “A. POIRET FILS“, Vaillant, Vauthier hervor.

Neuzeit, 2. Frankreich.

Pag. 148.

Claus Nissen.

1551 -1559. Pag. 143.


Poiret, Jean Louis Marie.
St Quentin 1755-7 4 1834.

1552 Histoire philosophique, littéraire , économique des plantes de l´Europe. Paris; Ladrange & Verdière 1825-1829. 8º 7 Bde u. Atlas mit 127 Kupf. ( I-127, bis, 16 fehlt).
Z. u. Kol.: A. POIRET FILLS.

S.A. Chaumenton, F.P.; Duhamel du Monceau, H.L.; Encyclopèdie méthodique (Lamarck).

Claus Nissen.

POIRET A. FILLS. (St9 ca 1820/30 > 148, 689, 1552, 2244.

Pag. 264.