FROGER, FRANCOIS. B.1676.
Relation d'un voyage fait en 1695, 1696, & 1697, aux cotes d'Afrique, détroit de Magellan, Bresil, Cayenne, et Isles Antilles. Amsterdam: heirs of Antoine Schelte, 1699. 6 A-I12 K6. , 227 pp. With additional engraved title and 28 plates, maps and plans, several of which are folding. 12mo (150 x 75 mm). Period calf. Joints cracked and with traces of glue.
"This is an account of ... an expedition to found a French settlement in the Strait of Magellan, proposed by French buccaneers who settled there. The project failed. This account of the expedition is especially noteworthy for details of natural history subjects and for the accuracy of Froger's charts. Froger went on this voyage at the age of eighteen" (Hill). Includes an early map of the port of Rio de Janeiro. Cf. Hill p 116; Sabin 26002.
Provenance: anonymous 18th century armorial bookplate with motto of the Order of the Thistle "Nemo me impune lacessit ... Through."
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