Item #5000843 Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire… with a notice of the author by [his father] the Count de Carné. Louis de CARNE.
Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire… with a notice of the author by [his father] the Count de Carné.
Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire… with a notice of the author by [his father] the Count de Carné.

Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire…
Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire… with a notice of the author by [his father] the Count de Carné.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1872.

Octavo, with a folding frontispiece map and six full-page steel-engraved plates on tinted paper; original russet cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated in black.

Alternative account of the Mekong River expedition

First English edition, translated from the French edition of the same year. Louis de Carné was nominated as a member of the Mekong River Expedition to represent the interests of the French Foreign Ministry. His relations with other members of the expedition, particularly Garnier, were poor, and following the completion of the expedition he vigorously criticised Garnier for not giving sufficient credit to the deceased Doudart de Lagrée.

First English edition, translated from the French edition of the same year. Louis de Carné was nominated as a member of the Mekong River Expedition to represent the interests of the French Foreign Ministry. His relations with other members of the expedition, particularly Garnier, were poor, and following the completion of the expedition he vigorously criticised Garnier for not giving sufficient credit to the deceased Doudart de Lagrée.

This is a significant alternative account of the Mekong expedition of 1866-68 in which the French searched unsuccessfully for a navigable waterway from Saigon to China. Carné, like so many other explorers of the region, died of tropical disease. The book was compiled from his letters, papers and journals by his father; it also details the establishment of the French protectorate over Cambodia, the ruins of Angkor, Luang-Praban, parts of western China, the Blue river, Shanghai and the return to Saigon.

Cordier, Indosinica, 1017.

Condition Report: Recased with new endpapers; in good condition.

Price (AUD): $1,775.00

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