La Perouse, Galaup, Jean-Francois de, Voyage de La Perouse

La Perouse, Galaup, Jean-Francois de, Voyage de La Perouse

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Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse - Voyage de la Perouse autour du Monde, publie conformement au Decret du 22 Avril 1791, et redige par M.L. A. Milet- Mureau

Text volumes in their contemporary bindings with no previous owner bookplate or writing. Text not only provides details and account of the expedition but important scientific information and first hand observations on native people throughout the Pacific region.
  • Voyage de la Perouse autour du Monde, publie conformement au Decret du 22 Avril 1791, et redige par M.L. A. Milet- Mureau

     

    Classic Pacific Exploration in Contemporary Binding

     

    Paris: de l’ Imprimerie de la Republique, 1798. First Octavo Edition. Five- Volumes Together. Text is Octavo (8 inches in height by 5.25 inches in width) Vol. 1: 368, Vol. 2: 414, Vol. 3: 316 plus tables and voyage log, Vol. 4: 328 pgs including index. Atlas is 17.25 inches in height by 12 inches in width. Atlas contains 69 copper-engraved plates comprising of 30 folding maps including the world chart, 3 folding costal views and 36 full page plates. Text volumes in their contemporary bindings with no previous owner bookplate or writing. Text not only provides details and account of the expedition but important scientific information and first hand observations on native people throughout the Pacific region. The beautiful atlas with its finely engraved maps, charts and plates includes detailed charts of many coastlines and ports, the first representation of the crested quail, and several maps and plates of Monterey, San Diego and the Sandwich Islands. The atlas is in the original boards with all 4 ties intact. It has been professionally re-spined to match the original text volumes.  

     

    The charge of the expedition (which took place between 1785 to 1788) was to examine areas and regions that have not been explored by Captain Cook. Also to seek the elusive inter-oceanic passage, make scientific observations, communicate with native peoples and examine their products. Obtain reliable information about the fur trade and extent of Spanish settlements in California. They visited Easter Island, Hawaii, Macao, Formosa, the Aleutian Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Australia. 

     

    La Perouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. His two ships set sail from Botany Bay in 1788 and were never heard from again. (Hill)

     

    Zamorano 80-36

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