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A Voyage round the World, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe

A Voyage round the World, Performed in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, by the Boussole and Astrolabe
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Citizen Ponce, M. Rollin, M. Bernizet, la Martinière, M. de la Monneron, M. de la Pérouse, M. de Lamanon
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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108031851

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  • Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741–88) was a French explorer appointed by Louis XVI to lead an expedition to explore the Pacific Ocean, which ended in disaster when in 1788 the ships left Botany Bay in Australia on course for the islands of Oceania, and were never heard from again. However, La Pérouse had sent back via a British ship letters, journals and charts which form the basis of these detailed volumes (first published in English translation in 1799), providing a fascinating account of the journey and the discoveries of the expedition. They provide valuable insights into the social and political context of contemporary scientific naval expeditions. Volume 1 includes a biography of La Pérouse and details of the preparations for the voyage. Volume 2 includes the route of the expedition and ethnological notes concerning the indigenous inhabitants of California and Easter Island.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108031851
    • dimensions: 297 x 211 x 58 mm
    • weight: 2.89kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Translator's preface
    Editor's preface
    Introduction by the editor
    Decree of the National Assembly, February 1, 1791
    Decree of the National Assembly, April 22, 1791
    General list of the officers, men of letters, artists, seaman and marines, embarked on board the frigates la Boussole and l'Astrolabe
    Private instructions from the king to the sieur de la Pérouse
    Extract from the general instructions of Mr. de la Pérouse, June 26, 1785
    Notes geographical and historical, to be subjoined to the king's private instructions to Mr. de la Pérouse
    Letter from the marshal de Castries to Mr. de Condorcet, perpetual secretary to the academy of sciences
    Memoir drawn up by the academy of science for the astronomers and others, embarked under the command of Mr. de la Pérouse
    Questions proposed by the society of medicine to the navigators accompanying Mr. de la Pérouse
    Experiments to be made for preserving the water put on board from corruption, communicated to Mr. de la Pérouse, by the abbé Tessier
    Memoir for the direction of the gardener in the duties he has to perform on his voyage round the world, by Mr. Thouin
    Catalogue of goods and merchandise put on board the vessels under the order of Mr. de la Pérouse, for the purpose of barter, and making presents
    Summary of the instruments of astronomy, navigation, natural philosophy, chemistry, &c. &c. for the use of the men of science and artists employed in the voyage of discovery
    Catalogue of books of voyages, astronomy, navigation, physics, natural history, delivered to Mr. de la Pérouse, for the use of the officers and men of science embarked under his command
    Narrative of an interesting voyage of the frigate la Princess, from Manilla to San Blas, in 1780, 1781
    Extract from the account of a voyage made in 1779, by Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle, ensign of a frigate in the service of the king of Spain, to explore the western coast of North America:
    1. Object of the expedition
    2. Description of the island of St. Catherine
    3. Description of Conception
    4. Description of Easter Island
    5. Excursion of Mr. de Langle into the interior parts of Easter Island
    6. Departure from Easter Island
    7. Departure from the Sandwich Islands
    8. Continuation of our stay at Port des Français
    9. Description of Port des Français
    10. Departure from Port des Français
    11. Description of Monterey Bay
    12. Astronomical observations
    13. Departure from Monterey
    14. Arrival at Macao
    15. Arrival at Cavite
    16. Departure from Cavite. Volume 2:
    17. Route towards the north-west of Japan
    18. Continuation of our route to the north
    19. Stay at baie de Castries
    20. Departure from baie de Castries
    21. Supplement to the preceding chapters
    22. Anchorage in the bay of Avatscha
    23. Summary of particulars respecting Kamtschatka
    24. Manners, customs, and arts, of the natives of Maouna
    25. Departure from the island of Maouna
    26. Departure from the Navigators' islands
    Tables of the route of the Boussole, during the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, from the time of it's leaving Europe to it's arrival in Botany Bay
    Tables of the route of the Astrolabe, during the years 1785, 1786, and 1787, from the time of its departure from Europe till its arrival at Kamtschatka
    Character of Lamanon Citizen Ponce
    Dissertation on the inhabitants of Easter Island, and the island of Mowee M. Rollin
    Sketch of the geography of Easter Island M. Bernizet
    Observations on the physiology and pathology of the natives of America M. Rollin
    Description of certain insects la Martinière
    Dissertation on the natives of Tchoka Island, and on the eastern Tartars M. Rollin
    Observations on different places M. de la Monneron
    Account of Manilla and Formosa M. de la Pérouse
    Disquisition on the terebratula, or anomia of Linnaeus M. de Lamanon
    Disquisition on the Cornu Ammonis M. de Lamanon
    Observations on the trade of s

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    Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse


    L. A. Millet-Mureau


    Citizen Ponce, M. Rollin, M. Bernizet, la Martinière, M. de la Monneron, M. de la Pérouse, M. de Lamanon

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