Item #5000297 Voyages Autour du Monde et Naufrages Célèbres. Gabriel LAFOND DE LURCY.
Voyages Autour du Monde et Naufrages Célèbres.
Voyages Autour du Monde et Naufrages Célèbres.

Voyages Autour du Monde et Naufrages Célèbres.

Paris: Administration de Librairie, 1843.

Eight volumes, octavo, with frontispiece portrait in volume 1, and 76 engraved plates (including 31 hand coloured) and vignette views on title-pages; a very attractive set in contemporary dark blue quarter morocco.

Wide ranging anthology of voyages and shipwrecks

A fine set of this collection, which is distinguished by its striking series of coloured plates. The elaborate collection of voyages includes those made by the author himself in the Pacific. Lafond visited Tahiti on the Estrella in 1822 and was in Hawaii in April 1828 on the Alzire. Volume 8 includes his account of the voyage of the Candide to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and the Mariannas.

A fine set of this collection, which is distinguished by its striking series of coloured plates. The elaborate collection of voyages includes those made by the author himself in the Pacific. Lafond visited Tahiti on the Estrella in 1822 and was in Hawaii in April 1828 on the Alzire. Volume 8 includes his account of the voyage of the Candide to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji and the Mariannas.

Voyages to Mexico and South America are in volumes 1-3; to Hawaii, the Philippines and China in volume 4; South-East Asia in volumes 5-6; Africa, volumes 7-8.

Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

Ferguson, 3847c (previously allocated 11283a in volume VI); Hill, 962; Judd, 99; O'Reilly-Reitman, 805.

Price (AUD): $2,450.00

US$1,579.44   Other currencies

Ref: #5000297