Item #5000303 La Polynésie et les Iles Marquises; voyages et marine accompagnés d'un voyage en Abyssinie et d'un coup-d'oeil sur la canalisation de l'isthme de Panama…. Louis REYBAUD.
La Polynésie et les Iles Marquises; voyages et marine accompagnés d'un voyage en Abyssinie et d'un coup-d'oeil sur la canalisation de l'isthme de Panama…

La Polynésie et les Iles Marquises; voyages et marine accompagnés d'un voyage en Abyssinie et d'un coup-d'oeil sur la canalisation de l'isthme de Panama…

Paris: Librairie de Guillaumin, 1843.

Octavo; a good copy in contemporary quarter calf.

New Zealand, Tahiti and the Marquesas

Scarce: a series of pieces by the economist and journalist Louis Reybaud (1799-1819), best known for his satirical attacks on the bourgeoisie, The articles collected here concentrate mainly on voyages in the South Seas, with chapters on Laplace in Tahiti on the Artemise and Dumont d'Urville's second voyage with Astrolabe and Zelée. A long section on the history and colonization of New Zealand translates the 1838 House of Lords Select Committee Report "Present State of the Islands of New Zealand". He also writes about the Marquesas, the isthmus of Panama, details a trip to southern Abyssinia, and discusses the future of the French navy.

Scarce: a series of pieces by the economist and journalist Louis Reybaud (1799-1819), best known for his satirical attacks on the bourgeoisie, The articles collected here concentrate mainly on voyages in the South Seas, with chapters on Laplace in Tahiti on the Artemise and Dumont d'Urville's second voyage with Astrolabe and Zelée. A long section on the history and colonization of New Zealand translates the 1838 House of Lords Select Committee Report "Present State of the Islands of New Zealand". He also writes about the Marquesas, the isthmus of Panama, details a trip to southern Abyssinia, and discusses the future of the French navy.

Bagnall, 4848; Hill, 1442; not in Hocken or Kroepelien.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

US$736.39   Other currencies

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