Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs - Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration (Paperback)Jules Sebastien Cesar Dumont d'Urville (author), Alcide Dessalines D'Orbigny (author), Jean Baptiste Benoit Eyries (author), Alfred Jacobs (author)
Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 24/11/2011
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This four-volume collection was issued by the Paris publisher Furne in the mid-nineteenth century to showcase the adventures and discoveries of recent French explorers. In Volumes 1 and 2 the naval officer Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) presents a lightly fictionalised account based on his first two voyages to the Pacific on board the Coquille (renamed L'Astrolabe for the second voyage). This was intended for a wider audience and offered at a more affordable price than the large-format scientific expedition reports produced for the French government. The work, illustrated with engravings, was originally published in 1832, but the printings by Furne reissued here date from 1863 and 1859 respectively. Volume 2 describes the voyage from French Polynesia back to France via Australia, New Zealand and Cape Horn. It includes d'Urville's discovery of the location in the Solomon Islands where the explorer Jean-Francois La Perouse's ships had mysteriously disappeared in 1788.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 30 mm
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