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[COOK] Beautés de l’histoire d’Amerique : d’après les plus célèbres voyageurs et géographes
qui ont écrit sur cette partie du monde. /? Par G * * * Ornées de 32 nouveaux sujets de gravures représentant les costumes, habitations, animaux &?c. Paris : D’Alexis Eymery, 1818. Two volumes, small octavo, full tree calf, spines with red leather labels, raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration, marbled endpapers, frontispieces, pp 315; 392, illustrated. A handsome set. An account of the history of exploration in the Americas and the Pacific, together with descriptions of the indigenous cultures of these regions. The beautiful steel-engraved plates depict peoples from all of these areas. The first volume covers North America, and includes a section on the achievements of all the major explorers (including Cook). The second deals with Central and South America and the islands of Polynesia - Society Islands (Tahiti), the Marquesas, Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and Easter Island, as well as New Zealand, Friendly Islands (Tonga) and Mangaia (Cook Islands). Each section provides an account of the earliest European exploration of a particular region (Cook and Bougainville are obviously prominent in this regard), followed by information about local customs.
      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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