Very beautiful edition, illustrated with 2 frontispieces, 42 tipped-in plates engraved on steel by Rouarge protected with silk pages and 1 very large colour plate.
Good copy, complete in 2 volumes in a good quality contemporary binding. Half green shagreen, faux raised bands blind-stamped and adorned with gilding and a fleuron on the ends (English decoration). Title and author in golden letters.
Synthesis of all the great voyages and maritime discoveries by navigators and explorers. Voyage by Dumont d'Urville. The book proceeds by country: Japan, China, America, Madagascar, Ceylon. A classic of travel literature and an anthology appreciated for its illustration.
Author: Dumont d`Urville:
Title: Voyage autour du monde. New edition, revised, corrected [2 VOLUMES]
Publisher: Paris, Furne et Cie. 1848. 4to of 17.5 x 27.5 cm 2 vol. of xi-550pp. 1f. (table); 542pp. 1f. (table) (44pl. excluding text, 1 fold-out map). Complete. (some copies contain 45 plates and 2 maps).
Condition: Good copy, sturdy bindings, well preserved, despite the slight friction to the joints and caps and the lack of micro fragments from the caps. Crisp inside, light and scattered foxing on the paper. A black spot in the margin of page 1 having bled on the plate next to it. The engravings are very clean overall, with for some light and clear foxing on the margins, not serious. In good condition.
Biography: Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville, born in Condé-sur-Noireau on May 23, 1790 and died accidentally in Meudon on May 8, 1842, was a French explorer who led many expeditions, including aboard the Astrolabe.
- Aantal boeken
- Geïllustreerd, Kunst
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Dumont D'Urville; Rouargue
- Voyage autour du monde. 45 planches Chine, Océanie, Australie, Polynésie
- Zeer goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 27,5×17,5 cm