Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse, fait par ordre de l'Assemblée constituante, Pendant les années 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ère. et la 2de. année de la République Françoise. 2 vols.

Paris, chez H. J. Jansen, An VIII de la République françoise (1800).

8vo. 2 volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half calf with gilt lettering and tome-number to spine. Light wear to extremities, otherwise a fine and clean copy. XVI, 440 pp.: 332, 109, (3) pp.

The first octavo edition, published the same year as the first quarto edition, of the famous account of the La Perouse-expedition to Australia and the surrounding islands.

The La Pérouse expedition was a French naval expedition led by Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse. The primary objectives of the expedition were scientific exploration, mapping uncharted territories, and establishing trade relations.

Unfortunately, the expedition met a tragic end when La Pérouse's ships disappeared, and the fate of the crew remained unknown for several years. The search for La Pérouse's expedition became one of the most significant maritime mysteries of the 18th century. Despite the tragic outcome, the knowledge and discoveries made during the expedition had a lasting impact on the understanding of the Pacific region and contributed to the broader scientific and exploratory efforts of the time.

Provenance: From a Danish estate library.

Sabin 38420
Brunet III, 711

Order-nr.: 60595

DKK 20.000,00