Accounts of various voyages undertaken by George Vancouver in 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795. Translated from English by P.F. Henry.
6 volumes, including 1 atlas with 17 engravings and 9 maps, of which 8 are folding. First published in English in 1798 Translated into French in 1800. This is the second French edition from 1802 in 6 volumes. The covers have been restored. Leather spine with title and marbled cardboard front and back covers. Two ex-libris on the inside of the cover (H. Tronchin and Pierre Sciclounoff).
George Vancouver (1757-1798) was an English naval officer in the Royal Navy. As a teenager he accompanied Captain James Cook on his voyages around the world. Later, he made his name as a ship's captain with several voyages of discovery in the Pacific Ocean, Oceania and of the North American west coast (California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska...). The capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia is named after him.
His travel report is considered one of the most important sources of information on the 18th-century explorations of the Pacific Northwest.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Geschichte, Illustriert, Kartografie, Reisen
- Autor/ Illustrator
- George Vancouver
- Voyage de découvertes, à l'Océan Pacifique du Nord, et autour du monde
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Didot Jeune, Paris
- 22×14 cm