Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829…. Auguste DUHAUT-CILLY.
Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829…
Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829…

Viaggio intorno al globo…
Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829…

Turin: Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1841.

Two volumes, octavo, four wood-engraved plates, errata page present at end of first volume; a really handsome copy in the original printed boards.

With additional material on Hawaii and California

First appearance in this important Italian translation, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now very rare: 'an important edition of the Duhaut-Cilly narrative' (Forbes). Duhaut-Cilly was a French navigator and trader who sailed extensively in the Pacific during his 1826-1829 circumnavigation. He traded along the Californian coast (with no great success, despite being admitted to all of the Catholic missions), and spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands, where King Kamehameha III dined with him aboard ship.

First appearance in this important Italian translation, much expanded with additional chapters from its first appearance in French in 1834, which is now very rare: 'an important edition of the Duhaut-Cilly narrative' (Forbes). Duhaut-Cilly was a French navigator and trader who sailed extensively in the Pacific during his 1826-1829 circumnavigation. He traded along the Californian coast (with no great success, despite being admitted to all of the Catholic missions), and spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands, where King Kamehameha III dined with him aboard ship.
The translation into Italian was by Carlo Giuseppe Botta, whose son, Paulo Emilio Botta, was the doctor aboard Duahut-Cilly's vessel Héros. This edition is particularly desirable as it includes an 'Italiano/Sandwiccese' vocabulary, which includes several pages of common words of the Hawaiian language, as well as Botta's own essay, "Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California". The plates include views of Oahu and Monterey.
This is a particularly attractive copy of the book in the rare printed wrappers. Forbes noted only two other copies with the original wrappers (Bishop Museum and the Tice Phillips copy), and this copy is identical, including showing the date 1843 on the cover. A further edition appeared in Naples the following year.

Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1260; Hill, 500; Judd, 57.

Price (AUD): $2,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #3706033

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