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 760 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 work of recent French explorers for a readership avid for accounts of exotic foreign lands. Volume 4 was prepared by Alfred Jacobs (1802-62), an archivist and palaeographer, drawing heavily on an 1839 publication by Jean-Baptiste Benoit Eyries (1767-1846). Eyries was a founder member of the French Geographical Society and a member of the Asiatic Society, trained in botany and mineralogy, an accomplished linguist and seasoned traveller, who wrote, edited and translated a substantial number of works on geography, travel and exploration. Like earlier volumes in Furne's collection, this account of Asia and Africa takes the form of a fictionalised journey, making use of a wide range of additional sources to give readers as complete a picture as possible. This 1859 edition is illustrated with twenty-two engravings.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 760
Weight: 1190 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 38 mm
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