Item #5000391 Voyage pittoresque autour du monde, Resumé général des Voyages de Découvertes, de Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, La Pérouse, G. Bligh… [and many others]. Jules Sebastien DUMONT D'URVILLE, "publié sous la direction de…"
Voyage pittoresque autour du monde, Resumé général des Voyages de Découvertes, de Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, La Pérouse, G. Bligh… [and many others].

Voyage pittoresque autour du monde. Resumé général des voyages de découvertes…
Voyage pittoresque autour du monde, Resumé général des Voyages de Découvertes, de Magellan, Tasman, Dampier, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Cook, La Pérouse, G. Bligh… [and many others].

Paris: L. Tenré, 1834-1835.

Two volumes, large octavo, with two large folding maps and copiously illustrated with engraved plates; a good copy in contemporary quarter dark blue polished calf, flat spines ornately gilt.

Idealised ghost-writing of voyage history

First edition of this "ideal" voyage around the world, with the details of places on the voyage drawn from virtually all the major explorers, from Magellan to Laplace and including Guillaume Bligh. Although the publication uses the very commercial name of the voyaging hero Dumont d'Urville, it is in fact a classic piece of nineteenth-century ghost writing of the kind that might nowadays include an "as told to" author credit. The remarkable series of illustrations is a visual feast of world voyages, and particularly of the Pacific: all the images are sourced from original voyage illustrations, chiefly from the grands voyages, many of them by De Sainson, Dumont d'Urville's artist on the Astrolabe voyage.

First edition of this "ideal" voyage around the world, with the details of places on the voyage drawn from virtually all the major explorers, from Magellan to Laplace and including Guillaume Bligh. Although the publication uses the very commercial name of the voyaging hero Dumont d'Urville, it is in fact a classic piece of nineteenth-century ghost writing of the kind that might nowadays include an "as told to" author credit. The remarkable series of illustrations is a visual feast of world voyages, and particularly of the Pacific: all the images are sourced from original voyage illustrations, chiefly from the grands voyages, many of them by De Sainson, Dumont d'Urville's artist on the Astrolabe voyage.

Ferguson, 1771; Hill, 505.

Price (AUD): $1,425.00

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