LOT 1402

Voyage autour du monde par. M. Jacques Arago.

Brussel, Société Typographique Belge, Ad. Wahlen et Compagnie, 1840, (4),570 p., lithographed portrait and 61 plates, contemporary half-leather with gilded backing, large 8vo.

First 110 p . plates and slightly waterstained in bottom margin. The entire book block slightly tanned/some foxing. Upper hinge broken on the inside. Nevertheless a good copy of a scarce edition. The popular account of Freycinet 's travels around the world with the ship Uranie, described by the ship-artist Arago, with attention to the customs of the natives. The trip went through the Canary Islands , Rio de Janeiro , Ile de France and Bourbon, Timor , Indonesia, the Mariana and Caroline Islands , Hawaii, Australia and the Malouinen . The illustrations are done by Arago as well and are mainly drawings of natives .

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