French possession in Antarctica; includes Iles Amsterdam, Crozet, Kerguelan and Saint Paul. 1840: Jules S.C. Dumont d'Urville discovered territory. 1948: "Terre Adélie-Dumont Durville 1840" overprint on airmail stamp of Malagasy Republic. 1955: French claim section of Antarctic Adélie Land, but U.S. does not recognize claim; stamps issued as French Southern and Antarctic Territories. 1998: administered from Paris, see French Southern and Antarctic Territories.