LOUISE-ISIDORE DUPERREY (1786-1865)
Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette... La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825 ... Histoire du Voyage. Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1826. One atlas volume only, 2° (472 x 310mm). Engraved title and 60 plates, by Ambroise Tardieu after Duperrey, Lejeune and Chazal, all but one finely hand-coloured. (Light scattered spotting, heavier on title.) Contemporary half calf over blue paper-covered boards, gilt spine (extremities lightly rubbed).
FINELY COLOURED PLATES originally issued to accompany the narrative of one of the grands voyages to the Pacific. The voyage, led by Duperrey, concentrated on the exploration of the Pacific. The Coquille 'called at Brazil, the Falkland Islands, Concepcion, Callao, and Payta. The Pacific islands visited were the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Tonga, Rotuma, the Gilbert and Caroline Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago. Australia was visited twice, and explorations made of New Zealand and of the Maoris were of particular significance.' (Hill pp.180-181). Borba de Moraes p.275; Ferguson 1069; Hill 517. Sold not subject to return.