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Fleurieu, Charles Pierre Claret, Count D'Eveux De.
Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, a differentes parties du monde, pour eprouver en mer les horloges marines inventees par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Premiere[-seconde] partie. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1773. 2 volumes. Large 4to (27 x 20.5 cm). With 5 numbered folding engraved plates in volume 1 (4 maps of the Atlantic Ocean, the Canaries, the Azores, etc. and 1 plate with topographic diagrams), 1 folding engraved plate with geometrical figures illustrating the determination of latitude[!], and 5 folding letterpress tables in volume 2. Contemporary gold-tooled mottled calf.
1738. Verlag [2], Lxxix, [1 blank], 803, [1 blank] [2], 622, Xl, [2 blank] pp.First edition of an account by Charles Pierre Claret, Count Fleurieu (1738-1810), of the first voyage made to test the chronometers invented by his mentor, Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807). They were developed to keep accurate time at sea in
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