Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Phillipines in the years 1771-1772. Translated by H. Ling Roth. With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose. Julien CROZET, H. L. ROTH.

Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Phillipines…
Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, the Ladrone Islands, and the Phillipines in the years 1771-1772. Translated by H. Ling Roth. With a preface and a brief reference to the literature of New Zealand by Jas. R. Boose.

London: Truslove & Shirley, 1891.

Octavo, with folding chart, folding plan of outrigger canoe, and eight photogravure plates; short tear in one map but an excellent copy in the original cloth.

First English translation of this important Pacific voyage

An attractive copy of the first English translation of Crozet's account of the South Pacific voyage of Marion-Dufresne, who in 1771 sailed to return the Tahitian native Aoutourou, who returned to Paris with Bougainville.

An attractive copy of the first English translation of Crozet's account of the South Pacific voyage of Marion-Dufresne, who in 1771 sailed to return the Tahitian native Aoutourou, who returned to Paris with Bougainville.

The expedition was launched from Mauritius where the traveller Abbé Rochon was stranded; although he was denied permission to sail with the expedition Rochon later edited the present narrative from Crozet's log. The account contains a brief account of the Tasmanian Aborigines and a longer description of traditional Maori life, rich with primary information on food, hunting, warfare, shelter, fishing etcetera. After some misunderstanding Marion-Dufresne and about twenty crew were massacred by the Maori; the present edition contains Rochon's speculations on the cause of the massacre with an additional mid nineteenth-century anecdotal account included. Numerous scattered vignettes clarify issues in the narrative and there are informative appendices: aside from discussion of the massacre there is an appendix on the early literature of New Zealand and another on native canoes taken from Anson's Voyages. The edition was limited to 500 copies.

Hill, 402; Hocken, p.22; New Zealand National Bibliography, C1808.

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