A Voyage Round the World Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788 by the Boussole and Astrolabe

A Voyage Round the World Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788 by the Boussole and Astrolabe

de la Perouse, Jean F.G.

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La Perouse sailed from France in 1785 with two ships for the western coast of America, which he explored from Alaska to Monterey in 1786. This account, with ships' records etc., he sent to France from Botany Bay in January 1788 after which he vanished with both ships. A search expedition dispatched by the French government, 1791-94, failed to solve the mystery of his disappearance. This account, with the plates and charts, includes detailed observations on the nature and natives of the Pacific coast of Canada.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: N. Israel; Da Capo Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1968
  • Place Published: Amsterdam; New York
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    lvi, 539, viii, 531 + atlas with 7 maps and 71 plates. Reprint of the London 1799 ed. Hardcover with mylar jackets ( jacket missing on volume 1). Sabin 38962. TPL 596.