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Voyage of discovery to the southern lands : second edition, 1824. Book IV, comprising chapters XXII to XXXIV / by François Péron ; continued by Louis de Freycinet ; translated [into English] by Christine Cornell ; foreword by John Ling ; introduction by Anthony J. Brown
Bib ID 3061378
Format BookBook
Author
Péron, François, 1775-1810
 
Uniform Title Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes. Chapitre 22-34. English
Description Adelaide : Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2003 
xxxvii, 278 p., [12] leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 1876154373
1876154381
Summary

Peron sailed as a zoologist on the Géographe, Nicolas Baudin's flagship, but he also pioneered studies in marine biology, anthropology and oceanography. His bitter feud with Baudin overshadowed later assessments of the French achievements. Volume 1 covers the voyage out (1800-02), and vividly describes the expedition's discoveries in Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as its visits to Timor and Sydney. Péron's observations on the Tasmanian aborigines and on the convict colony are of absorbing interest. The second volume commences with the departure from Port Jackson, revisits Timor and returns to France. The chapters in volume [3] were not originally included in the second volume, but due to demand it was decided to do a very limited edition of the section ommitted with the subtitle: Dissertations on various subjects.

Notes

One map on folded leave in pocket.

Includes index.

Deluxe ed. limited to 400 copies of which 99 are numbered and bound in quarter leather. Library's copies no. 32

Subjects Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803 -- Travel.  |  Naturaliste (Ship)  |  Casuarina (Ship)  |  Géographe (Ship)  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Albany / King George Sound (SW WA SI50-11, SI50-15)  |  Shark Bay (WA Gascoyne / Murchison SG49-08)  |  King Island (Tas Bass Strait SK55-01)
Other authors/contributors Cornell, Christine  |  Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842  |  State Library of South Australia. Friends

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