1780 Capt James Cook VOYAGES Carteret Byron Bougainville TAHITI Pacific Ocean 4v

La HARPE, Jean-François

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The best book of its kind!

 

A rare book La Harpe’s ‘General History of Voyages’! This extensive work was begun by La Harpe, and, after the first 21 volumes, was completed by several other historians. Not only does this work describe the geography of specific voyages, but it covers the sciences, commerce, religion, and customs of people groups from Africa, Asia, Americas, and Pacific Islands.

 

According to Sabin, La Harpe’s ‘Voyages’ is

“a work that has met with greater success than any other of the same kind; the fidelity of the narration, the striking details of adventures, and the lively pictures of manners, etc., it presents, will always give it a peculiar and lasting merit. Contains all the early voyages of America.

 

This volume includes some of the world’s most famous voyages including, the most famous Pacific Ocean voyages, James Cook’s voyages:

  • John Byron on the Anson voyages
    • Meeting Patagonians
  • Philip Carteret world voyages
  • John Wallis voyage around the world
    • Expedition in Tahiti
    • Queen Obera
    • Tahitian boats
  • Louis Antoine de Bougainville world circumnavigation
  • Famous James Cook voyages – four volumes
    • Head Warrior from New Zealand
    • Pirogue of War; New Zealand battle boat (folding)
    • Indoor dance of the Island of Ulietea (folding)
    • Landing of Middleburgh on the Island of Amis/Tonga (folding)
    • Man from Easter Island
    • Christine island natives, Chief
    • Impressive folding map of the Pacific Ocean

$750.00

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1780 Capt James Cook VOYAGES Carteret Byron Bougainville TAHITI Pacific Ocean 4v

 

The best book of its kind!

 

A rare book La Harpe’s ‘General History of Voyages’! This extensive work was begun by La Harpe, and, after the first 21 volumes, was completed by several other historians. Not only does this work describe the geography of specific voyages, but it covers the sciences, commerce, religion, and customs of people groups from Africa, Asia, Americas, and Pacific Islands.

 

According to Sabin, La Harpe’s ‘Voyages’ is

“a work that has met with greater success than any other of the same kind; the fidelity of the narration, the striking details of adventures, and the lively pictures of manners, etc., it presents, will always give it a peculiar and lasting merit. Contains all the early voyages of America.

 

This volume includes some of the world’s most famous voyages including, the most famous Pacific Ocean voyages, James Cook’s voyages:

  • John Byron on the Anson voyages
    • Meeting Patagonians
  • Philip Carteret world voyages
  • John Wallis voyage around the world
    • Expedition in Tahiti
    • Queen Obera
    • Tahitian boats
  • Louis Antoine de Bougainville world circumnavigation
  • Famous James Cook voyages – four volumes
    • Head Warrior from New Zealand
    • Pirogue of War; New Zealand battle boat (folding)
    • Indoor dance of the Island of Ulietea (folding)
    • Landing of Middleburgh on the Island of Amis/Tonga (folding)
    • Man from Easter Island
    • Christine island natives, Chief
    • Impressive folding map of the Pacific Ocean

 

Item number: #25588

Price: $750

 

La HARPE, Jean-François

 

Abrégé de l’histoire générale des voyages.

 

A Paris : Hôtel de Thou, 1780. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes
    • 19 – [4], 438, [2]
      • 4 engravings
    • 20 – [4], 490, [2]
      • 4 engravings
    • 21 – [4], 671, [1]
      • 4 engravings, 1 folding chart
    • 23 – [4], 616
      • 4 engravings
    • References: Brunet III, 771; Sabin 38632
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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25588

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

La HARPE, Jean-François

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete