[PREVOST d'EXILES (ANTOINE FRANÇOIS)] Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par er et par terre, qui ont été publiées, 19 vol. (of 20)
Lot 69
PREVOST d'EXILES (ANTOINE FRANÇOIS)] Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par er et par terre, qui ont été publiées, vol 1-19 (of 20), 1746-1789
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,800) inc. premium
Lot Details
[PREVOST d'EXILES (ANTOINE FRANÇOIS)]
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par er et par terre, qui ont été publiées, vol. 1-19 (of 20), first edition, titles printed in red and black, engraved portrait frontispiece, 509 engraved plates, plans and maps (many folding), folding letterpress table, occasional moderate browning and spotting, several lower corners torn off, title to vol. 14 repaired, bookplates of Stowe Library and Matilda Constance Ismay, contemporary calf gilt, MM monogram with crown gilt on sides, spines gilt within raised bands, red and dark green morocco labels, extremities a little rubbed, occasional staining and scuffing, 4to, Paris, chez Didot, 1746-1789

Footnotes

  • A HANDSOMELY BOUND SET of "An important and scarce collection which includes accounts of all the principal early Australian voyages, as well as an account of the discovery of Australia by the Dutch, early voyages to New Guinea and the Palau Islands, and Roggeveen's voyage to Terres Australes, African voyages including the early Portuguese and English voyages to West Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with a general account of the Dutch at the Cape. Pacific voyages include those of Magellan, Schouten, and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narborough, Rogers Cowley, Frazier, and Anson. Particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company's voyages to India and Ceylon" (Hill). The twentieth volume of the first edition was published at the onset of the French Revolution and is consequently scarce.

Saleroom notices

  • This item is sold not subject to return, as missing some plates.
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