Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb. Rose de. DUPLOMB FREYCINET, Charles.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.

Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal…
Campagne de l'Uranie (1817-1820). Journal de Madame Rose de Saulces de Freycinet, d'après le manuscrit original, accompagné de notes par Charles Duplomb.

Paris: Société d'Editions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, 1927.

Quarto, with 25 plates, mostly coloured; a fine copy, with the original printed front wrapper, in contemporary quarter morocco.

Earliest publication of Rose's famous journal

A very scarce book, published only in limited numbers: the first published version of Rose de Freycinet's voyage journal, the only great voyage account told from a woman's point of view. This is the first edition of this celebrated journal of the Uranie voyage, kept by its famous clandestine participant, trhe commander's wife. Rose de Freycinet was smuggled aboard, disguised in men's clothing, before the ship left Toulon in 1817. She returned to France three years later as a heroine after a voyage which had taken her to South America, South Africa, Mauritius, West Australia, Timor, the Moluccas, New Guinea, the Carolines, Guam, Hawaii, and New South Wales. They had survived hardships ranging from an attack by Algerian pirates to their shipwreck in the Falklands, when the Uranie was wrecked in French Bay, forcing Freycinet to purchase the American ship Mercury for the return voyage to France.

A very scarce book, published only in limited numbers: the first published version of Rose de Freycinet's voyage journal, the only great voyage account told from a woman's point of view. This is the first edition of this celebrated journal of the Uranie voyage, kept by its famous clandestine participant, trhe commander's wife. Rose de Freycinet was smuggled aboard, disguised in men's clothing, before the ship left Toulon in 1817. She returned to France three years later as a heroine after a voyage which had taken her to South America, South Africa, Mauritius, West Australia, Timor, the Moluccas, New Guinea, the Carolines, Guam, Hawaii, and New South Wales. They had survived hardships ranging from an attack by Algerian pirates to their shipwreck in the Falklands, when the Uranie was wrecked in French Bay, forcing Freycinet to purchase the American ship Mercury for the return voyage to France.

Rose's journal was compiled from her journal kept for a close friend, and supplemented for this publication with various letters written during the voyage to her mother. She was an acute observer, and gave an honest, first-hand account of the voyage. Other descriptions of the voyage mention her only with circumspection, as her presence on board was distinctly against the rules. Her journal was not published in this form until a century after the voyage, and it has since formed the basis of several other works (including Marnie Bassett's Realms and Islands and Phoebe Vincent's A woman of courage: The journal of Rose de Freycinet on her voyage around the world 1817-1820). This handsome publication is especially notable for the twenty-five lovely colour plates after original drawings by Arago and Pellion, including several famous Australian scenes. Hill comments that Madame Freycinet's presence caused some disruption among the crew, but she was immensely popular in most of the voyage's ports of call, and is now recognised as one of the great romantic figures of exploration. Although cautious about using her name in any official publication, Freycinet did name Rose Island in the Samoan island chain as well as "Cap Rose" in Shark Bay, after her.

Rose de Freycinet survived only twelve years after their return, dying from cholera in 1832, aged thirty-six.

Borba de Moraes, I, p. 328; Chadenat, 1607; Hill, 652 (in error listing 28 plates).

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