273
273
[Fleurieu, Charles, comte de]
DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769 TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF NEW GUINEA. LONDON: J. STOCKDALE, 1791
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273
[Fleurieu, Charles, comte de]
DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769 TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF NEW GUINEA. LONDON: J. STOCKDALE, 1791
Estimate
8001,000
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[Fleurieu, Charles, comte de]
DISCOVERIES OF THE FRENCH IN 1768 AND 1769 TO THE SOUTH-EAST OF NEW GUINEA. LONDON: J. STOCKDALE, 1791
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 4to (300 x 222mm.), half-title, 12 folding engraved maps, plans, coastal profiles and plates, modern half morocco, slight spotting, offsetting or stains, a few tears and repairs, mostly to maps (no.3 with minimal loss at fold), binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

R. Williams, 1902, signature on title

Literature

Ferguson 105; Hill (2004) 611; Sabin 24749

Catalogue Note

"This work is principally concerned with the achievements of Louis de Bougainville and Jean de Surville, but also contains numerous compilations and translations made from various accounts, both published and unpublished, of Spanish and English travellers in the Pacific, including Mendana, Quiros, Mourelle, Carteret, Lt. Shortland, and Captain Cook" (Hill).

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