9 June 2004
BOUGAINVILLE, Hyacinthe Yves Philippe Potentien, Baron de (1781-1846). Album pittoresque de la frégate la Thétis et de la Corvette l'Espérance. Collection de dessins relatifs a leur voyage autour du monde en 1824, 1825 et 1826. Paris: Bulla, 1828.
2o (518 x 340 mm). Half-title. Title-vignette, 28 lithographed plates on india paper, mounted, and 7 smaller lithographed plates on india, mounted in text (spotting, soiling and some staining throughout). Contemporary half calf (rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. "This fine series of views was issued separately nine years before the official account of H. Bougainville's voyage was published" (Hill, pp.30-31, only listing the 28 plates). Sabin 6874 (35 lithographs, as here).
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