DUMONT D'URVILLE, Contre-Amiral (editor)
VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE (in Two Volumes)
- Paris. 1868. Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Editeurs. New edition (corrected and updated). Volume I: (4), XI, 550, (1 index) PP with 1 head piece, plus 1 large folded chart at back, and 22 b/w plates. Fp: portraits of Bougainville, Cook, Lapeyrouse and Dumont d'Urville. Volume II: (4), 542, (1 index) PP with 1 head piece, plus 1 folded chart, and 22 b/w plates. Quarter bound, marbled boards and edges, gilt title on spine. Few pages with signs of ageing and occasional foxing, otherwise a fine set. French text. 27.3 x 18.
A narrative of voyages across the world's oceans and seas as discovered and charted by the explorers - Bougainville, Cook, D'Entrecasteaux, Vancouver, Baudin, Flinders, Hall, Krusenstern, Kings, Kotzebue...
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