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Postby Anatol » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:31 pm

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In early 1772, he was assigned command of the third French expedition sent in search of the fabled Terra Australis with the vessels “Fortune” and “Gros Ventre”. The expedition discovered the isolated Kerguelen Islands north of Antarctica in the southern Indian Ocean and claimed the archipelago for France before returning to Mauritius. “The Boynes Islands”, or “Iles de Boynes” are four small islands of the Kerguelenarchipelago, lying some 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Presqu'ile Rallier du Baty on the main island, just south of the 50 south parallel (50°01′S 68°52′E). They were discovered in 1772 by the first expedition of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec. They were named after the marquis de Boynes, the French Secretary of the Navy of the period. Except the disputed claim to Adélie Land, “Boynes Islands” are the most southerly French land.
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Re: Boynes Islands

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:19 pm

The information given by this stamp gives that one of the two vessels of Yves Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec is depicted, he used the La FORTUNA viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9948
and the Le GROSS VENTRE viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9268 (looks that Le GROSS VENTRE is used for the design of the stamp.)

Description of the stamp (size 32 x 52 mm): on the left, the portrait of the Marquis Pierre-Etienne Bourgeosi de Boynes with his date of birth and death; in the center two of the four Boynes islands (the two largest, of which one measures 200 m x 150 m and has a height of 35 m), the two islands are separated by a sea arm of just 15 meters. Their geographical position is: 50 ° 01 ′ S - 68 ° 52 E. Below right, one of the sailing ships of the expedition of Yves Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec. Finally, on the far right, a magnificent Wind Rose.
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