The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764 Under the ... The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764 Under the ... The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764 Under the ... The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764 Under the ...

The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or Falkland) Islands, Made in 1763 and 1764 Under the Command of M. De Bougainville, Knight of the Order of St. Lewis, in Order to Form a Settlement There: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan with an Account of the Patagonians

Bougainville, M. de and Pernety, Antoine Joseph

Published by London: T. Jefferys, 1771
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London: T. Jefferys. 1771, First English Edition. 4to - 26.8 cm. 16 engraved plates including 6 fold-out maps and charts and one full-page map complete. (6) - incl. instructions to binder, [xvii], 294, (3) - engraved fold-out plates, (2) pp. Period full-calf with relatively tender, but strong, hinges, interesting script markings on front and rear cover, spine titles de-bossed and legible with effort; interior extraordinarily clean with no foxing, pager crisp and with a very pleasing acoustical quality. A clean copy of a Rare Pacific voyage publication. The First English edition of Bougainville's 1763 very significant private expedition to found a colony on the Falklands, on which Antoine Pernety, a Benedictine monk, sailed as secretary. This account is a translation Pernety's journals. France named the islands the Malouines for her ships and men that hailed from St. Malo, and Bougainville used that name when he planted the French flag at Port Louis in 1764. Bougainville commissioned the frigate "l'Aigle" and the corvette "le Spinx" to be built for this self-funded expedition. The settlement was protested by Spain, and the French Government surrendered it to them on condition of their indemnifying Bougainville. Commodore Byron of the "Dolphin" repeated the formalities of claiming the islands for Britain the following year by planting her flag at Port Egmont, Falkland Islands. Cox II, p. 282; Hill 1327. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 4.1

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Title: The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (Or ...

Publisher: London: T. Jefferys

Publication Date: 1771

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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