Jeacques Bernard Hombron - Aventures les plus curieuses des voyageurs . Coup d'oeil autour du monde Ouvrage imité des avontures - 1847

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Jeacques Bernard Hombron - Aventures les plus curieuses des voyageurs . Coup d'oeil autour du monde Ouvrage imité des avontures - 1847
Colonial history, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 1

Volume 2 (of 2) of a very beautiful book about the most recent discoveries. Contains the 4 rare chromolithographs and 21 b/w full-page engravings, protected by tissue paper. The coloured chromolithographs are not present in all editions and are only included in the deluxe edition! Pages slightly browned and spotted commensurate with age, otherwise in excellent condition. Four raised bands on the spine, gilt ornaments. Gilt head and gilt edges. Morocco-leather binding.

Jacques Bernard Hombron (1798-1852) was a French naval surgeon and naturalist (mainly ornithologist). Hombron served on the French voyage of discovery of Dumont d'Urville between 1837 and 1840 to map the perimeter of Antarctica with two ships, the Astrolabe and the Zélée. Together with Honoré Jacquinot he described new species of plants and animals.

This volume includes descriptions of the travels of La Pérouse, Bougainville, the murder of Captain Cook, the Pelew Islands, the discovery of New Zealand, the travels of Bontekoe, Borneo, Algeria, Australia and Java. etc. etc.

Rare and sought-after and in fine condition.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Colonial history, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Jeacques Bernard Hombron
Book Title
Aventures les plus curieuses des voyageurs . Coup d'oeil autour du monde Ouvrage imité des avontures
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1847
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot,l
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
468
Dimensions
23×15 cm
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