Voyage autour du monde, entrepris par ordre du Roi….exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l’Uranie et la Phusicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820.

[Voyage around the world, undertaken by order of the King …. Executed on the corvettes S.M. Uranie and Phusicienne, during the years 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820.]

Together eight volumes in ten, quarto, with four folio atlases; overall in superb, original condition, preserved in 12 morocco backed boxes. Louis Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet’s crowning achievement – a set of this magnificent voyage publication, entirely complete.


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Freycinet’s voyage on board Uranie to the East Indies, Australia and the Pacific was one of the most important voyages of exploration ever made. This official publication of the voyage, which appeared over twenty years under the direct supervision of Freycinet himself, is among the most handsome of all voyage accounts, probably the most beautiful of all the celebrated French grand voyages. Nine volumes of text, four large atlases – three pictorial and one hydrograpohic – containing a total of about three hundred and twenty engraved plates and thirty five maps.

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Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet