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FORSTER, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798)
[COOK] Histoire des découvertes et des voyages faits dans le Nord, par M. J. R. Forster ;
mise en français par M. Broussonet. Avec trois cartes géographiques. A Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, near-contemporary marbled card covers, spines with manuscript paper title labels and gilt paper decoration, nineteenth century owner's stamps to front paste downs, xv-399 pp, xii-410-[2] pp (untrimmed, crisp and clean), 3 folding maps (map of northern Asia with short repair). The German scientist J.R. Forster, one of the most important naturalists of the eighteenth century, travelled on Cook's second voyage. This is the first French translation, based on the English edition of 1786, of Forster's work which originally appeared in 1784, Geschichte der Entdeckungen und Schiffahrten im Norden, a comprehensive history of exploration in regions north of the 50th parallel, concentrating on Asia (Siberia, Tartary) and northern Europe. A single copy recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia).
Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books
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