Botanical Plate Volume From Vaillant's Voyage
Title: [Voyage autour du Monde execute pendant les annees 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonite] - Botanique plate volume ONLY
Author: [Vaillant, Auguste Nicolas]
Description: 100 (of 156) engraved botanical plates (plate numbers 1 through 80 and 131-150), including one folding plate counting as two numbers. (Folio), 50.2x32.5 cm (19¾x12¾") period brown half morocco and mottled boards. First Edition.The botanical atlas volume, only, from the history of Vaillant's voyage around the world in published between 1840 and 1866. "The main aim of this voyage was political in nature; to show the French flag in various areas in the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, China, and Cochin China; to extend protection to a number of French subjects, and to draw up comprehensive reports on the countries visited, including Brazil, Chile, the Marianas, and the Philippines. There are many fine plates on botany..." (Hill). Hill, 1752.
Heading: zzgPlace Published: [Paris]
Some scuffing to leather and boards; foxing, irregular creasing to folding plate; very good. Offered as a collection of plates, not subject to return.