Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0070
J.F.G de la Perouse. A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1785, 1786, 1787, AND 1788, BY THE BOUSSOLE AND ASTROLABE. London: Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1807. 3rd ed. 3 vol. 8vo. [4], xlvii, 426; x, 543 (i.e. 453), [1]; viii, 433, [17] pp. Without atlas volume. In original publisher's boards, partially unopened, untrimmed, as issued. Spine portions mostly perished (see photos), one board detached. A few signatures a bit loose, three leaves with marginal chips, some light and occasional foxing, contents Very Good. ********************************************* An early edition following the first of 1798. An uncut copy, much as issued. "As the first foreign visit to Alta California, the La Perouse expedition described, delineated, and illustrated the brief visit with a view from the outside and thus the Voyage is a particularly important document of early California history" (Mathes, Volkmann/Zamorano 80, 49).

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

[Exploration, California] La Perouse's, Voyage

Estimate $200 - $300Mar 25, 2017