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Lot 0055
Author: Fleurieu, C. P. Claret comte de
Title: Voyage Autour du Monde, pendant les années 1790,1791 et 1792 par Étienne Marchand, précédé d'une introduction historique, auquel on a joint des recherches sur les terres australes de Drake et un examen critique du voyage de Roggween, avec cartes et figures
Place Published: Paris
Publisher:De l'Imprimerie de la République
Date Published: An VI-VIII [1797-1800]

6 volumes including atlas. Text volumes: [4], cci, [3], 294, [1]; [iii]-vii, [1], 529, [1]; [2], viii, 474, [1]; viii, 474, [2]; xii, 559, [5] pp. 3 folding tables in Vol. II; 8 folding tables in Vol. III, 4 of which are included in the pagination. Atlas volume: [2], 156, [4] pp. + 16 engraved maps & plates (including a bis plate), a number folding or double-page. Text volumes are (8vo) 20.3x12.2 cm (8x4¾"), period mottled calf, spines tooled in gilt, morocco lettering pieces; atlas volume is (4to) 29.5x21.5 cm (11½x8½"), period calf-backed marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt with same pattern as text volumes, morocco lettering pieces.

One of two editions of this important account of the second French circumnavigation (after Bougainville) to be published 1797-1800 - the other had the text in three-volume quarto, both had the same atlas. The expedition was commanded by Captain Etienne Marchand, on a fur-trading mission to the northwest coast of North America. The ship rounded Cape Horn, then touched at the Marquesas and Hawaii before proceeding the Norfolk Sound, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Nootka Sound, etc. Lada-Mocarski states that "This is a very important and authoritative work for the history of the Northwest Coast."


Moderate wear to covers, some joints cracked or tender; overall in very good or better condition.

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Important French circumnavigation 5 vols. + atlas

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000Sep 19
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Berkeley, CA, USA