PAGÈS, PIERRE-MARIE FRANÇOIS DE. 1748-1793.

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Lot 3087
PAGÈS, PIERRE-MARIE FRANÇOIS DE. 1748-1793.

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PAGÈS, PIERRE-MARIE FRANÇOIS DE. 1748-1793.
Voyages autour du monde, et vers les deux poles, par terre et par mer…. Paris: Chez Moutard, 1782. 2 volumes. 432; 272 pp. Half-titles. 10 engraved plates, including maps. 8vo (202 x 132 mm). Original blue wrappers, spines titled in manuscript; modern slipcase. Mild soiling, creasing to spines, still near fine in original wrappers and untrimmed.

First edition. Recounts a mid-18th century horse-back journey across Texas, from Natchitoches to the Rio Grande. The second volume covers Pagès’ voyage in search of a Southern Continent under Kerguelen in 1773-1774. See Hill 526 (English edition only); Howes P-13; Sabin 58168.
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