1839 1st ed Voyages of Laperouse Oceania Shipwreck Adventures Illustrated Samoa

VALENTIN, Francois

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The Oceania expedition by French naval officer Jean-Francois de Laperouse is one of the most infamous adventures, most-remembered for vanishing! This rare first edition by Francois Valentin includes three charming illustrations of major events in the expedition. This expedition included studies of astronomy, stars, time, clocks, and marine movement.

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1839 1st ed Voyages of Laperouse Oceania Shipwreck Adventures Illustrated Samoa

 

The Oceania expedition by French naval officer Jean-Francois de Laperouse is one of the most infamous adventures, most-remembered for vanishing! This rare first edition by Francois Valentin includes three charming illustrations of major events in the expedition. This expedition included studies of astronomy, stars, time, clocks, and marine movement.

 

Item number: #822

Price: $399

 

VALENTIN, Francois

 

Voyages et aventures de Lapérouse

 

Tours : A. Mame, 1839. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xii], 276
    • 3 leaves of plates
      • Ship wreck at Port des Francais
      • French officers greeted by Spanish missionaires
      • Death of Captain Langle, and sailors at Maouna
    • Binding: leather; tight and secure
    • References: Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 2873a
    • Language: French
    • Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm)

 

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822

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

VALENTIN, Francois

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete