Item #5000530 Voyage round the World, between the years 1816-1819 [caption-title]. Camille de ROQUEFEUIL.

Voyage round the World, between the years 1816-1819.
Voyage round the World, between the years 1816-1819 [caption-title].

[London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1819].

Octavo, edges uncut; later simple cloth binding, spine lettered in gilt.

The only account of the Bordelais voyage

First edition in English, abridged from the French edition of the same year, which gave the only account of Roquefeuil's voyage in the Bordelais, into the Pacific (mainly Hawaii and the Marquesas) and to the Northwest coast of America.

First edition in English, abridged from the French edition of the same year, which gave the only account of Roquefeuil's voyage in the Bordelais, into the Pacific (mainly Hawaii and the Marquesas) and to the Northwest coast of America.

"This voyage commanded by Lieutenant Roquefeuil was only the second French expedition since that of Baudin in 1800-1804, and was the first voyage to be published since that earlier expedition. A voyage led by Josef-Cesar de Bourayne in 1806-1808 crossed the Pacific from Mauritius to Acapulco and back again, but there seems not to have been any published account of that voyage. French maritime exploration had been curtailed because of the revolution, and, later, the concentration of Napoleon Bonaparte on European conquests. Leaving Bordeaux, the Bordelais sailed to the Pacific and the west coast of North America. Attempts at trading to California, Nootka, and Sitka were financial failures. Despite lack of profit, however, France now had an up-to-date report on conditions on he west coast of America from California to the Aleutians, on Hawaii, the Marquesas, and on the prospects for trade in each of these areas. In the section on the northwest coast of America, Roquefeuil gives many details of the Indian inhabitants" (Hill).

Forbes, 504n; Hill, 1483.

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