Item #127645 French Exploration in South Australia. With Especial Reference to Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, the Two Gulfs and Murat Bay, 1802-1803. H. M. COOPER.
French Exploration in South Australia. With Especial Reference to Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, the Two Gulfs and Murat Bay, 1802-1803
French Exploration in South Australia. With Especial Reference to Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, the Two Gulfs and Murat Bay, 1802-1803

French Exploration in South Australia. With Especial Reference to Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, the Two Gulfs and Murat Bay, 1802-1803

[Adelaide, The Author, 1952].

Quarto, x, 200 pages of duplicated typescript plus 15 pages of plates.

Quarter green cloth and printed papered boards; covers unevenly sunned and a little rubbed; edges and preliminaries lightly foxed; a couple of unobtrusive marks internally; a very good copy.

Number 163 of only 200 copies (with part of the edition bound in card covers). The work is based on three main sources: the official published account written by Peron and Freycinet after the death of Baudin (much of it had not at this time been translated into English); Baudin's manuscript journal (not published in English until 1974), and the manuscript diary of Master-Shipwright Ronsard.

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