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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Peron, Francois
VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1807-[1811]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Peron, Francois
VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1807-[1811]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History

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Peron, Francois
VOYAGE DE DECOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1807-[1811]
First edition, 2 volumes, comprising text volume 1 (only, of 2), 4to (305 x 230mm.) and atlas volume (part 1 only), folio (355 x 267mm.), text with half-title, and errata at end, atlas (part 1 only, see Sothebys.com), with engraved title, 4pp. printed text, and 38 engraved plates (one double-page, some hand-coloured), text in original blue wrappers, atlas in modern half morocco, blue cloth boards, new endpapers, without volume 2 of text, lacking plates/maps 1, 15, and 39 (but with additional plate 41, not listed in the index), a few plates repaired, upper wrapper of text bowed
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Catalogue Note

The narrative of the voyage, during which the commander Baudin died, was begun by Peron, the naturalist, and completed by Freycinet after Peron had also died. The voyage made significant visits to Western Australia and Tasmania as well as to Sydney, and took back to France an important collection of natural history specimens. The atlas contains fine, and often coloured, illustrations of coastal profiles, natives, natural history, views, etc., though it does not contain, as is sometimes the case, the second part with the folding maps and plans.

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History

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