Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Vallée du Yang-Tzu, fait de Mai a Août 1873. Francis GARNIER.
Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Vallée du Yang-Tzu, fait de Mai a Août 1873.

Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Vallée du Yang-Tzu…
Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Vallée du Yang-Tzu, fait de Mai a Août 1873.

Paris: Delgrave, 1874.

Octavo, [iv], 40 pp. (last blank), folding map; unopened in original printed wrappers.

French forces occupy Hanoi

Scarce posthumously published offprint, describing Francis Garnier's last China expedition. Shortly afterwards he led an armed expedition against Vietnamese forces and captured Hanoi for a short time.

Scarce posthumously published offprint, describing Francis Garnier's last China expedition. Shortly afterwards he led an armed expedition against Vietnamese forces and captured Hanoi for a short time.

The survivor of the most ambitious Mekong expedition of the nineteenth-century, Garnier travelled to China in 1873 to capitalise on his earlier experiences and advance French trading interests in the region. After travelling to Shanghai with his wife, Garnier ventured into remote central China for some three months without an escort or interpreter. Recalled to Saigon in August 1873, he was here drawn in local intrigue between the Governor of Cochinchina, Marie-Jules Dupré, and a French trader, Jean Dupuis. When he reached Hanoi he confronted Vietnamese officials and led a successful attack on the Hanoi citadel. However, in an attempt to defend it against Chinese Black Flag bandits on 21 December 1873, Garnier was killed. Subsequent to these events, the French negotiated a withdrawal from Vietnam in early 1874.

This is a separately-paginated offprint from Bulletin de la Société de Géographie de Paris for 1874.

Not in Cordier, Löwendahl or Lust.

Condition Report: A little scattered foxing and small water stain affecting top blank margin, nonetheless an excellent copy.

Price (AUD): $2,250.00

US$1,657.68   Other currencies

Ref: #4302358

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