Item #5000839 Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine. Francis GARNIER.
Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine.
Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine.
Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine.

Voyage d'Exploration en Indo-Chine.

Paris: Hachette, 1885.

Quarto, profusely illustrated with more than 200 wood engravings, two large folding colour maps; a very good copy in original quarter red morocco, spine lettered and ornately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt.

The Mekong River expedition

A handsome copy of the second revised edition of Garnier's famous account of the Mekong River expedition, by the publisher of the rare larger format first edition. This version is extensively illustrated with wood engravings based on the original drawings by Delaporte and has an introduction by Leon Garnier.

A handsome copy of the second revised edition of Garnier's famous account of the Mekong River expedition, by the publisher of the rare larger format first edition. This version is extensively illustrated with wood engravings based on the original drawings by Delaporte and has an introduction by Leon Garnier.

The most important exploration in Indochina in the nineteenth century, the Mekong Expedition followed years of lobbying, mainly on the part of Francis Garnier, who held passionate beliefs about France's "civilising mission" as well as the riches which would flow from the Mekong, in terms of trade with China. He had been a vocal, though pseudonymous, pamphleteer on the subject and became a most energetic second-in-command of the expedition. The French representative in Cambodia, Doudart de Legrée, was chosen to lead the expedition. The extraordinary expedition covered more than five thousand miles in Cambodia, Laos and Yunnan and carried out the momentous exploration of the Mekong River.

Cordier, Indosinica, 1013-14; Numa Broc, Asia, pp. 207-8.

Condition Report: Both folding maps with sealed tears.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00

US$825.87   Other currencies

Ref: #5000839

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