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PERNETY, Antoine Joseph. The History of a Voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764, under the Command of M. de Bougainville, in order to form a settlement there; and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with An Account of the Patagonians. London: Printed for William Goldsmith, 1773. 4° (270 x 210mm). 16 engraved plates, maps and charts, some folding. Contemporary full polished calf, raised bands, red calf label.
Second English edition of Bougainville's 1763 private expedition to found a colony on the Falklands, on which Pernety sailed as secretary. France named the islands the Malouines for her ships and men that hailed from St. Malo and Bougainville used that name when he planted the French flag at Port Louis in 1764. Commodore Byron of the 'Dolphin' repeated the formalities of claiming the islands for Britain the following year by planting her flag at Port Egmont, Falkland Islands. Pernety records their encounter with Byron, Spain's wrath with France and England, and Bougainville's 1767 return voyage to formally return the islands to Spain. Cox II, p. 282. Hill p. 229. Together with the second French edition of the work.
Antoine Joseph PERNETY. Histoire d'un voyage Aux Isles Malouines ,... Nouvelle Édition. Paris, 1770. 2 volumes, 8° (196 x 124mm). 18 folding engraved plates, maps and charts. Contemporary mottled sheep gilt, (one hinge cracked, chipped at heads). Second edition in French. (3)
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