Lot 212 of 455:
Froger, Rélation d'un voyage fait en 1695  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
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Title:
Rélation d'un voyage fait en 1695, 1696 & 1697 aux côtes d'Afrique détroit de Magellan, Bresil, Catenne et isles Antille, par une efcadre des viffeaux du roi commandée par de Gennes

Author:
Froger, François

Place:
Amsterdam

Publisher:
Antoine Schelte

Date:
1699

Description:

[14], 227 pp. With extra engraved title page, headpieces, foliated initials, and 28 engraved plates (several folding) including maps, botanical and ixthyological illustrations. (12mo) 15.7x9 cm (6¼x3½") full vellum.

Relates the three years of travel of this young French explorer, engineer and hydrographer, who was nineteen years old at the date of departure. The author describes the colonies and harbors he visited, the people he met as well as the fruits, plants and animals he discovered.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some soiling and rippling to vellum; hinges starting, some stains within, three loose plates; about very good.


 
Item number:
302880
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