Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…. J. MACCARTHY.
Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…
Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…
Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…
Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…

Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde…

Paris: Dabo and Masson, 1823.

15 volumes, duodecimo, with numerous folding maps & plates; contemporary half calf.

Miniature voyage collection, with a Freycinet section

A delightful French miniature collection of voyages. There are three volumes each to the sections on Africa, Asia, America, Europe and the South Seas. This last part has good Australian and South Pacific material from a variety of sources, including Oxley and Freycinet, both of whose narratives had only just been published. The collection is well illustrated with early engraved maps and plates. MacCarthy (1785-1835), although an Irishman, served in the French army in 1800, became a battalion commander, by 1830 was in charge of the statistics section at the War Depot. He was a member of the Geographical Society and it was in this role that he published the present collection as well as several other geographical works.

A delightful French miniature collection of voyages. There are three volumes each to the sections on Africa, Asia, America, Europe and the South Seas. This last part has good Australian and South Pacific material from a variety of sources, including Oxley and Freycinet, both of whose narratives had only just been published. The collection is well illustrated with early engraved maps and plates. MacCarthy (1785-1835), although an Irishman, served in the French army in 1800, became a battalion commander, by 1830 was in charge of the statistics section at the War Depot. He was a member of the Geographical Society and it was in this role that he published the present collection as well as several other geographical works.

Provenance: Baron de Nervo (with armorial bookplates); private collection (Sydney).

Condition Report: A handsome set, in fine original condition.

Price (AUD): $3,300.00

US$2,480.27   Other currencies

Ref: #2903176

Condition Report