Salon d'Hiver virtuel du SLAM

Our catalogue for the Salon d'Hiver du SLAM, the Paris Rare Book Fair, online Friday 11th December to Sunday 13th December, includes a beautifully-drawn large manuscript map of Île Bonaparte (modern Réunion)  commissioned in anticipation of the naval actions that would determine possession of the French Indian Ocean Territories during the Napoleonic Wars, original works of voyage art from the Baudin and Freycinet expeditions and the first book with engravings after Redouté. Other highlights include Commander Richard Oliver's only published work, one of the finest Pacific illustrated books of the nineteenth-century.