Voyage autour du monde… Australie …Java, Siam, Canton… Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco. Ludovic BEAUVOIR, Marquis de.
Voyage autour du monde… Australie …Java, Siam, Canton… Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco.
Voyage autour du monde… Australie …Java, Siam, Canton… Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco.

Voyage autour du monde… Australie…
Voyage autour du monde… Australie …Java, Siam, Canton… Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco.

Paris: Henri Plon, 1870-, 1872.

Three volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); contemporary quarter green morocco.

With photographic plates

A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world.

A very good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world.

This popular and well-written account of a long circumnavigation was written by the Marquis de Beauvoir. He arrived in Melbourne in 1866, and travelled extensively in Australia, trekking overland through the eastern states and Van Diemen's Land, and going the entire length of the east coast, heading for Malaya by way of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait. He includes particularly good material on the Victorian goldfields, especially around Ballarat and Bendigo, but there is also a lively account of Melbourne, some thoughtful comments on the Australian aborigines he met in the bush, and a lengthy digression on the Burke and Wills expedition.

The good maps are after Erhard and Vuillemin, while the many illustrations include views in Australia and California, with several depictions of Australian aborigines, including "King" Tatambo and his daughter.

Fourth edition of volumes I and II, first edition of volume III. The work was begun in 1869. Ferguson concentrates on the Australie volume, and lists copies of the fourth edition of this part in the Mitchell Library and the National Library of Australia.

not in Kroepelien.

Price (AUD): $1,150.00  other currencies Ref: #3710382

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