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Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Three volumes. Paris 1787.


Published by 1787, 1787
From Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB) (Stockholm, Sweden)

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Pp. iii-xxxi, 390; (iv), 366, (5); (iv), 366, (1). Half-title to volume one missing. With one folding engraved map (with one tear without any loss) and 16 engraved plates (mostly folding). Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt with five raised bands and title-labels, somewhat rubbed. Marbled endpapers. A nice copy of a French edition of "Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden", translated from the English version by Le Tourneur. Anders Sparrman, a Swedish naturalist describes here the voyage with Captain Cook on his second voyage in the 'Resolution'. Includes an interesting description of the Cape of Good Hope. "The French version is the most profusely illustrated one of Sparrman's South African narrative". Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana 1223. Hill p.279. Mendelsohn ii, p.361. Sallander, Bibl. Walleriana, 20277. Bookseller Inventory # 111118

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Title: Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour ...

Publisher: 1787

Publication Date: 1787

Binding: Hardcover

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Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books, antiquarian booksellers in Stockholm, Sweden, offering old and rare books on Voyages & Travels, Exploration, Textiles and Linguistics, with a primary emphasis on Asia and Africa, as well as Asian and international illustrated books on fashion, design and textiles. Printed catalogues are regularly produced.

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