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La Perouse, J. F. G. de
Voyage Autour du Monde, redige par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau,
La Perouse (J.F.G. de) Voyage Autour du Monde, redige par M.L.A. Milet-Mureau, FIRST AND BEST EDITION, of the official French account of the Voyage, portrait, 4 vols, 4to, and folio atlas containing title and 69 charts and engraved plates, contemporary russiia, and folio atlas containing title and 69 charts and engraved plates, atlas in original boards, edges uncut, preserved in a half calf box, together 5 vols. Paris, 1797Hill, p.173. Ferguson, Australian Bibliography 268. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 272.Under the endorsement of the Academy of Sciences and Louis XVI, La Perouse and his crew set sail from Brest in 1785 in two ships the "Boussole" and "Astrolabe", they visited Madeira, Teneriffe, the coasts of Brazil, Patagonia, Chile, Easter Island, and Hawaiian Islands. After the North-West coast of America was surveyed from Mount St. Elias to Monterey Bay, the Pacific was the crossed to China, the Philippines and Kamchatka. From this point the vessels proceeded to the Samoan and Tongan Groups and Port Jackson. Sailing thence early in 1788, no tidings reached Europe of the expedition for nearly forty years.Observations on the natives of Chile, California, etc. by M. Rollin and other descriptions by M. de la Monneron are given in the Appendices.Narratives of a voyage from Manila to New Guinea, Tonga, thence to San Blas (California) in 1780-81, and to the North West coast of America in 1779, both by Don F.A. Maurelle are prefixed to the narrative of La Perouse in the first volume.The most significant results of the voyage are the charts of then imperfectly known A … [Click Below for Full Description]
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