Charles Pierre Claret Fleurieu - Découvertes des François, en 1768 & 1769 dans le sud-est de la Nouvelle-Guinée - 1790

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Charles Pierre Claret Fleurieu - Découvertes des François, en 1768 & 1769 dans le sud-est de la Nouvelle-Guinée - 1790
Kolonialgeschichte, Reisen - Anzahl: 1

Découvertes des François, en 1768 & 1769 dans le sud-est de la Nouvelle-Guinée. Précédées de l’Abrégé historique des Navigations & des Découvertes des Espagnols dans les mêmes Parages.

Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1790.

1 quarto volume (252 x 195 cm), glazed speckled calf (period binding), decorated spine with raised bands, red morocco title label, gilt dentelle on the edges, xvi-iv-309-[1] pages (complete). In very good condition, fresh inside.

First edition, illustrated with 12 large fold-out plates (on bluish paper) containing 9 maps, 2 cut-away scenes and a plate on indigenous instruments and weapons.

Account of the Count de Fleurieu’s (1738-1810) second voyage. He was a great French explorer and hydrographer, ship’s captain and director of ports and arsenals, who was also minister of the navy under Louis XVI. During the American War of Independence, he drew up all of the naval operations plans, also playing an important role in the success of the Americans. He also wrote the instructions for the voyage of Perugia and Entrecasteaux.

This book, presented at the Academy of Sciences in 1790, was intended to secure the rights of Bougainville and Surville against the claims of usurpations or certain English navigators.

In the foreword, Fleurieu explains the purpose of his book by arguing the desire to return to the French Nation discoveries that belong to him, and that a neighbour, rival and jealous, tries to appropriate.

Good copy.

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Objekt
Buch
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Kolonialgeschichte, Reisen
Autor/ Illustrator
Charles Pierre Claret Fleurieu
Buchtitel
Découvertes des François, en 1768 & 1769 dans le sud-est de la Nouvelle-Guinée
Zustand
Sehr gut
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1790
Ausgabe
Erstauflage
Sprache
Französisch
Originalsprache
Ja
Anzahl der Seiten
310
Abmessungen
252×195 mm
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