Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- LAPLACE, C.P.T. Reis rondom de wereld door de zeeën van Indië en China; uitgevoerd met Z.M. Korvet van Oorlog La Favorite, gedurende de jaren 1830, 1831, en 1832, onder bevel van den Fregatskapitein La Place, uitgegeven op last van den vice-admiraal Graaf de Rigny. Zaltbommel, J. Noman en Zoon, 1834-36. 7 vols. W. 7 ident. lithogr. ti-pp., lge-fold map (w. small tear), 13 plates (7 fold.; some plates sl. waterstained on mainly blank margins) depicting Manilla, Macao, Canton, Sidney, Rio de Janeiro, etc. Cont. green h. mor. (3 vols. rebacked w. the or. spines laid down), spines lettered in gilt. (Spine ends slightly worn in places, name entries cut out from corners of first fredd endpapers, some mild staining in places, but a very acceptable set).

Dutch translation of the French edition of Laplace's account of his first Journey in the Favorite, by order of the French government. The purpose of the expedition was to re-establish French influence over Indo-China and the Pacific. Rare complete set. - Cf. Borba de Moraes 457; Sabin 38985; Cordier, Bibl. Indosinica, p. 2426.

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