Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush. Édouard MARCET.
Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.
Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.
Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.
Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.

Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.

Geneva: Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868.

Octavo, 10 fine autotype plates and 10 autotype illustrations; a fine copy in a contemporary-style French binding of quarter morocco gilt by Laurenchet.

Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of mounted photographs of drawings.

Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of mounted photographs of drawings.
Marcet travelled through Australia in the early 1860s as a representative of the Geographical Society of Geneva, and is particularly known for his assiduous collection of photographs of settler and aboriginal life. In 1861 he published his Notice sur la province de Queensland, which included his observations on the natural history, the settlement, and the local tribes of the area.
This work extends upon this earlier research, and its real importance lies in Marcet's unflinching portrayal of the tensions between settlers and aborigines. The arresting illustrations include several images of open conflict, as well as one dreadful representation of aboriginal men being hunted over a cliff while the women and children of the tribe look on.
The book was printed in only 200 copies. A Swedish translation followed in 1870.

Ferguson, 12251.

Price (AUD): $3,600.00  other currencies     Ref: #3702869