Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes
Atlas, deuxieme partie
Paris, Langlois, no date but 1807 and 1811
Hill 1329; Ferguson 449
In large quarto, 32x24 cm
Atlas : in contemporary quarter calf and boards, spine gilt with engraved title
40 plates (2-41) as issued; two of them folding;
20 of them in contemporary colour, one heightened in gold
Plates, separated with fine paper
Rebound in its original binding possibly for being washed. Still a small, brown spot here and there. No repairs, in deep colour and overall in fine condition.
Atlas deuxieme partie: in large quarto, rebound in modern quarter calf, contemporary boards
3 nn lvs; 2 large, folding maps; 3-14 coastal maps
Maps printed on strong, white paper
Both atlases are part of a four volume set reporting Nicolas Baudins voyage around Australia between 1801 and 1804, started by Péron and completed under Freycinet after Pérons death. The famous map of Australia, nr 1 and the equally important folding map of Terre Napoleon, nr 2 were moved by the printer to the second atlas.
Hordern House: Captain Louis de Freycinet and his voyages to Terres Australes. Sydney; Hordern House, 2010.