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CAUCHE, François. A Voyage to Madagascar, The Adjacent Islands, and Coast of Africk. [From A New Collection of Voyages and Travels: with historical accounts of discoveries and conquests in all parts of the world. None of them ever before printed in English.... Edited by Captain John Stevens, London: J. Knapton, 1710] 4° (105 x 155mm). Drop-head title. (Some light browning and spotting, neat marginal restoration to front free endpaper.) Contemporary calf, (rebacked)
ONE OF THE FIRST ACCOUNTS OF MADAGASCAR. Cauche, a native of Rouen, and in 1651 published the Relations Véritables et Curieuses de L'Île de Madagascar in 1651, describing the manners and customs of inhabitants of Madagascar, and its flora and fauna. John Stevens included this account in his collection of travels translated into English and published from 1708 to 1710. Cf. Grandidier 834; cf. Sibree, p.28 (French edition only, under Morisot).
CARPEAU DE SAUSSAY. Voyage de Madagascar, connu aussi sur le nom de L'Isle De St Laurent. Paris: Jean-Luc Nyon, 1722. 12° (160 x 90mm). Engraved frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, woodcut head- and tailpieces. 18th-century calf gilt (small repairs and partial split to joint). An account of the voyage made to Madagascar in 1663 by 'M. de V... Commissaire Provincial de L'Artillerie de France', accompanied by engravings of native inhabitants and animals. Grandidier 796; and 3 other works on Madagascar:
[François CHARPENTIER (1620-1702)]. Relation de l'Establissement de la Compagnie Francoise, pour le Commerce des Indes Orientales. Paris: Sebastien Cramoisy and Sebastian Mabre Cramoisy, 1666, 8°;
B.-F. LEGUEVEL DE LACOMBE. Voyage a Madagascar et Aux Iles Comores. Paris: Louis Desessart, 1840. 2 volumes. 8°. Grandidier 3105;
NONAY. Instructions Nautiques sur le Canal de Mozambique et sur Les Iles et Les Dangers dans le Nord et Nord-Est de Madagascar. Paris: 1824. 8°. Uncut in original blue paper wrappers. Grandidier 3760.
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