Item #2903230 Voyage autour du monde: Oceanie les Isles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti. Jules GARNIER.
Voyage autour du monde: Oceanie les Isles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti.

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Voyage autour du monde: Oceanie les Isles des Pins, Loyalty et Tahiti.

Paris: Henri Plon, 1871.

Octavo, with a colour folding map of Tahiti and Morea and four plates; a fine copy in contemporary quarter brown morocco.

Presentation copy

First edition: author's presentation copy of this study of Tahiti as well as the Loyalty Islands and the west coast of New Caledonia. The large map shows Tahiti and Moorea with an abundance of place names.

First edition: author's presentation copy of this study of Tahiti as well as the Loyalty Islands and the west coast of New Caledonia. The large map shows Tahiti and Moorea with an abundance of place names.

Jules Garnier (1839-1904) was sent to New Caledonia as a young mineral explorer in 1863-66, and provides invaluable first person commentary on Oceanic culture during the period. A prolific writer, he became an influential engineer and industrialist.

Provenance: A. Martin (Garnier's presentation inscription to him in purple ink on the half-title).

O'Reilly-Reitman, 1254.

Condition Report: Fine.

Price (AUD): $585.00

US$377.91   Other currencies

Ref: #2903230

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