Item #5000295 Voyages aux Indes Orientales et en Afrique,. pour l'observation des Longitudes en mer, avec une dissertation intéressante sur les îles célèbres de Salomon et sur les voyages de Marion, de Surville, de la Peyrouse et de d'Antrecasteau [sic]…. Alexis ROCHON, Abbé.
Voyages aux Indes Orientales et en Afrique,. pour l'observation des Longitudes en mer, avec une dissertation intéressante sur les îles célèbres de Salomon et sur les voyages de Marion, de Surville, de la Peyrouse et de d'Antrecasteau [sic]…

Voyages aux Indes Orientales et en Afrique…
Voyages aux Indes Orientales et en Afrique,. pour l'observation des Longitudes en mer, avec une dissertation intéressante sur les îles célèbres de Salomon et sur les voyages de Marion, de Surville, de la Peyrouse et de d'Antrecasteau [sic]…

Paris: chez l'Huillier, 1807.

Octavo, with a large folding map and several folding tables of astronomical observations; contemporary sprinkled calf, double labels.

With much on early New Zealand discoveries

Rochon's work on the East Indies had been prepared at the same time as his book on Madagascar published in 1791, but did not appear in print until 1802 when it as published in three smaller volumes. Here it reappears as a single larger volume, dedicated to the Duc de Decrès, Napoleon's Minister of the Navy. There is much on the previous generation of voyagers including Marion du Fresne, de Surville and La Perouse, as well as D'Entrecasteaux's voyage in search of him. Consequently, the text is significant for both Australia and New Zealand, with a substantial portion devoted to Marion du Fresne's New Zealand experiences and observations. The large folding map extends from the African to the South American coast to show both Indian and South Pacific Oceans, and has Australia and New Zealand at the centre. 'Contains reference to the natural history possibilities of Australia, and details of landing in Australia' (Ferguson).

Rochon's work on the East Indies had been prepared at the same time as his book on Madagascar published in 1791, but did not appear in print until 1802 when it as published in three smaller volumes. Here it reappears as a single larger volume, dedicated to the Duc de Decrès, Napoleon's Minister of the Navy. There is much on the previous generation of voyagers including Marion du Fresne, de Surville and La Perouse, as well as D'Entrecasteaux's voyage in search of him. Consequently, the text is significant for both Australia and New Zealand, with a substantial portion devoted to Marion du Fresne's New Zealand experiences and observations. The large folding map extends from the African to the South American coast to show both Indian and South Pacific Oceans, and has Australia and New Zealand at the centre. 'Contains reference to the natural history possibilities of Australia, and details of landing in Australia' (Ferguson).

Despite the substantial New Zealand content the edition is not recorded by Bagnall in the New Zealand National Bibliography.

Ferguson, 451; Hocken, p.34, but not noted by the NZNB; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Toussaint, Bibliography of Mauritius, D 1378.

Condition Report: Spine rubbed and with two areas of repair but a good and attractive copy.

Price (AUD): $1,800.00

US$1,160.40   Other currencies

Ref: #5000295

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