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VANCOUVER, G. - Voyage de découvertes, a l'Océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde...

VANCOUVER, G. - Voyage de découvertes, a l'Océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde...
Voyage de découvertes, a l'Océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde... - VANCOUVER, G.
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Title : Voyage de découvertes, a l'Océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde....
Map maker : VANCOUVER, G..
Date : Paris, 1802.
Size : 8.9 x 5.5 inches. / 22.5 x 14.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description : A rare French octavo edition of George Vancouver's explorations during the years 1790-1795, first published in 1797, the present work published in Paris in the year 1800 or 1802.
A set of 5 volumes (1,2,3,5,6) including the complete atlas volume with 17 views and 9 maps of which 8 fold out to 272 x 223mm, all engraved by Tardieu.

With views of Indian villages, Mount Rainier, Valparaiso in Chile, a village in King George Sound, on the southern coast of Western Australia, and so on.

The finely engraved maps show the American and Canadian coasts (including the important map of today's Vancouver, Salish Sea and Vancouver Island). Vancouver's charts provided the first accurate mapping of this region.
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Condition : Later paper bindings with light wear to spines and corners. Interior in good condition, text pages and views clean, with only occasional small brown spots.
Maps with very good dark impression and crisp print. with folds and some foxing and or faint offsetting.
Tight margins to the left side where bound into the book, two maps with short backed tears - without loss - to the fold at the left border.


ID: 97302

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