Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****. COSTUME, using the pseudonym "Baron de M****" SAINTIN, Publisher.
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****

Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes…
Petits Voyages Pittoresques dans l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amerique, la Polynesie et les Terres Australes… par M. le Baron de M****

Paris: Chex Saintin, 1813.

Two volumes, square duodecimo, with a total of 32 plates including the frontispieces; recent marbled boards.

Peoples of the world, including Botany Bay

A good copy of this scarce book which illustrates the native peoples of exotic and relatively recently discovered lands. It includes one section, with accompanying plate, dedicated to the Australian Aborigines. The work is known for the interest and diversity of its subjects, with sections, to name a few, on Java, Siam, the Iroquois, and the Hottentots. There are also many peoples from the Pacific noticed, including the inhabitants of Kamchatka (I, 20-28); the Moluccas (II, 38-43); Tahiti (II, 57-65); and California (II, 97-99). There is a particularly good section on New Holland (I, 29-37), which takes notice of the discoveries of Captain Cook on the east coast, and the newer colony at Botany Bay. Mention is made of the kangaroo and the platypus, but of course, most of the brief article relates to the Aborigines, with observations on some of their customs, and mention of the Baudin voyage, particularly the role of the artist on the voyage, François Peron.

A good copy of this scarce book which illustrates the native peoples of exotic and relatively recently discovered lands. It includes one section, with accompanying plate, dedicated to the Australian Aborigines. The work is known for the interest and diversity of its subjects, with sections, to name a few, on Java, Siam, the Iroquois, and the Hottentots. There are also many peoples from the Pacific noticed, including the inhabitants of Kamchatka (I, 20-28); the Moluccas (II, 38-43); Tahiti (II, 57-65); and California (II, 97-99). There is a particularly good section on New Holland (I, 29-37), which takes notice of the discoveries of Captain Cook on the east coast, and the newer colony at Botany Bay. Mention is made of the kangaroo and the platypus, but of course, most of the brief article relates to the Aborigines, with observations on some of their customs, and mention of the Baudin voyage, particularly the role of the artist on the voyage, François Peron.

Lengthy appendices to both volumes take the form of "Anecdotes Intéressantes", designed to complement the regional chapters and including everything from anecdotes regarding expeditions in northern Africa, through to stories of the tribes of Louisiana. Of particular note is the brief account of the massacre of the French explorer and contemporary of Captain Cook, Marion de Fresne, by Maori in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Ferguson, 559.

Price (AUD): $2,750.00  other currencies Ref: #4011313

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