By Jules Dumont d'Urville
Paris   Furne et Cie, Libraries-Editeurs
11.5" by 7.5" 574; viii, 584pp
An uncommon two volume recollection of the author's travels around the world, complete with folding maps and illustrated throughout.
By Jules Dumont d'Urville

1839 Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde

Paris   Furne et Cie, Libraries-Editeurs
11.5" by 7.5" 574; viii, 584pp
An uncommon two volume recollection of the author's travels around the world, complete with folding maps and illustrated throughout.
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Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon

Written by Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842), a French naval officer and explorer remembered for his various explorations of the Pacific, Australia and Antarctica. A number of plates are named for his work, including the D'Urville Sea off Antarctica and D'Urville Island in New Zealand.

Illustrated throughout with full page plates, as well as three folding plates to volume I and two to volume II.

Complete in two volumes. 

From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.

Condition

In a half calf binding. Externally a trifle worn, with the leather of the extremities lacking, and some other general wear to the boards and slight rubbing to the spine. Ownership bookplate loosely inserted. Internally, generally firmly bound; binding a touch strained to volume II. Pages are bright and clean with just the odd spot.

Very Good

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