Voyages dans les Deux Océans Atlantique et Pacifique 1844 à 1847…. Eugène DELESSERT.
Voyages dans les Deux Océans Atlantique et Pacifique 1844 à 1847…

Voyages dans les Deux Océans Atlantique et Pacifique 1844 à 1847…

Paris: A. Franck, 1848.

Large octavo, with 16 plates, four maps (two folding), and numerous illustrations in the text; a few spots but a very good copy in original quarter morocco.

New South Wales and Tahiti

First edition: "an important French illustrated book. Most of the main ports of the Orient and Polynesia, as well as Australia, were visited and reported upon by this observant traveler. This appears to be the only edition of this title" (Hill). Delessert's book is richly illustrated with engravings of native fauna, Aborigines and Sydney views. He spent some eight months in Sydney, making visits to Parramatta and to Campbelltown where he describes meeting First Nations people. "During his sojourn in New South Wales the author took great interest in sport. He recounts his experiences and observations" (Ferguson). He sailed on the Minerva and spent a further several months in the Tahitian islands.

First edition: "an important French illustrated book. Most of the main ports of the Orient and Polynesia, as well as Australia, were visited and reported upon by this observant traveler. This appears to be the only edition of this title" (Hill). Delessert's book is richly illustrated with engravings of native fauna, Aborigines and Sydney views. He spent some eight months in Sydney, making visits to Parramatta and to Campbelltown where he describes meeting First Nations people. "During his sojourn in New South Wales the author took great interest in sport. He recounts his experiences and observations" (Ferguson). He sailed on the Minerva and spent a further several months in the Tahitian islands.

Borba de Moraes, 253; Ferguson, 4751; Hill, 465; NZNB, 1578; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1013; Sabin, 19429.

Price (AUD): $725.00

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