Tonga issued a set of four stamps in 1987 to
commemorate the second voyage of Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) to the
South Pacific in 1837-1840. One of the stamps features a map, Carte
des Isles des Amis. The map on the stamp is oriented to the left
with Tongatapu and Eua on the right. The ship in the center of the map
may be d'Uriville's ship the Astrolabe.
The low value in the set has a portrait of
d'Urville based on a lithograph by Alfred-Leon Lemercier.