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LAPLACE
CAMPAGNE DE CIRCUMNAVIGATION
BON ETAT EDITION ORIGINALE PEU COMMUNE Campagne de circumnavigation de la frégate l'Artémise, pendant les années 1837, 1838, 1839 et 1840. 6 vol in-8°( 270 x 235 mm), demi chagrin , dos à nerfs ornés de caissons de filets à froid et fleurons dorés. Edition originale peu commune L'illustration comprend 2 cartes dépliantes gravées et coloriées (mappemonde et carte de l'Inde Britannique) et 31 planches gravées : vues de Gorée, Calcutta, Mascate, Moka, Malacca, Manille, Honolulu, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Monterey.... Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1854. Six volumes. xxxix,343,[3]; [4],467,[3]; [2],548,[1]; [4],464,[3]; [4],iii,542,[2]; [4],400pp., plus two maps and thirty-one plates. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Some light foxing. Very good. "This is the official account of Laplace's second voyage of circumnavigation....This voyage of the Artémise is of great importance for the part it played in the expansion and consolidation of French interests in the Pacific Ocean. The objectives of this voyage were to advance wherever possible French political and commercial interests in the Pacific, particularly with regard to Tahiti and Hawaii. "Laplace arrived in Honolulu on July 9, 1839. His visit had the specific intention of redressing 'grievances' of French citizens, and reinforcing treaty agreements, and it has been described as one of 'avowed hostility' (Judd and Lind). Captain Laplace had instructions to impress upon the king of the Hawaiian Islands the power of France, and by issuing a 'Manifesto,' to demand satisfaction for wrongs … [Click Below for Full Description]
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