Item #5000414 Voyages dans la mer du Sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M. Dalrymple, par M. de Fréville. Alexander DALRYMPLE.
Voyages dans la mer du Sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M. Dalrymple, par M. de Fréville.

Voyages dans la mer du Sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois de M. Dalrymple, par M. de Fréville.

Paris: Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1774.

Octavo, with three folding maps; a very nice copy in contemporary French mottled calf gilt, all edges gilt.

Dalrymple translated by Fréville

First French edition of the famous Dalrymple collection, translated by the influential de Fréville, who also translated the official accounts of Cook's voyages. His own book Histoire des Nouvelles Découvertes faites dans la Mer du Sud, also published in 1774, summarised contemporary knowledge of the Pacific, and his work in general had a significant influence on late-eighteenth-century French voyagers.

First French edition of the famous Dalrymple collection, translated by the influential de Fréville, who also translated the official accounts of Cook's voyages. His own book Histoire des Nouvelles Découvertes faites dans la Mer du Sud, also published in 1774, summarised contemporary knowledge of the Pacific, and his work in general had a significant influence on late-eighteenth-century French voyagers.

Hill, 411.

Price (AUD): $5,500.00

US$3,545.68   Other currencies

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