9 February 2000
EXQUEMELIN, Alexandre Olivier (1645?-1707). Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes.... Paris: Jacques le Febure, 1688. 2 volumes bound in 1, thick 12o (154 x 100 mm). Engraved title and three engraved plates (lacking the three charts, some very light occasional soiling, two page corners lacking, otherwise in good condition). Contemporary full vellum, the spine bearing manuscript title. Second French Edition. The early French editions are not as heavily illustrated as the first editions in Dutch, but this volume does contain two engraved scenes and a table showing harpoon designs. Sabin 23476; Palau 85743.
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