Item #5000514 En Océanie: Voyage autour du Monde en 365 jours 1884-1885… Deuxième édition. Edmond COTTEAU.
En Océanie: Voyage autour du Monde en 365 jours 1884-1885… Deuxième édition.

En Océanie: Voyage autour du Monde en 365 jours…
En Océanie: Voyage autour du Monde en 365 jours 1884-1885… Deuxième édition.

Paris: Hachette, 1895.

Octavo, with folding map, 48 wood-engraved illustrations, mostly full-page, and four maps; in a good French binding of dark green morocco-backed marbled boards, the spine lettered and decorated in art nouveau style, with a gilt floral ornament with red leather inlays; top edges gilt, others uncut.

Heavily illustrated travel account, much of it set in Australia

An attractive copy of this lavishly illustrated travel book by Edmond Cotteau, the much-travelled scientific tourist.

An attractive copy of this lavishly illustrated travel book by Edmond Cotteau, the much-travelled scientific tourist.

Although Cotteau circumnavigated the globe, much of the book, as the title implies, is devoted to his time in the Pacific, and especially his lengthy stay in Australia in 1884. Cotteau travelled right down the east coast, much of it by rail, visiting many of the major ports between Townsville and Hobart. Amongst the illustrations to accompany his visit are several views of these ports, with a special focus on Sydney and Melbourne. Interesting also are some of the images of his travels inland, which include several of Aboriginal groups and woodcutters, and a view of the engineering marvel of the Zigzag Railway in the Blue Mountains. Cotteau returned to Europe via San Francisco, Mexico and the Caribbean.

This edition not in Ferguson, but see 8727 for the 1st edition of 1888.

Price (AUD): $540.00

US$348.84   Other currencies

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