Lot 5: Labillardieres Search for La Perouse

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

June 10, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Voyage in Search of La Perouse, Performed by Order of the Constituent Assembly, During the Years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794, and Drawn up by M Labillardiere. Translated from the French. Illustrated with 46 plates London Printed for John Stockdale 1800 First edition. 1st Edition in English. Collation as per Ferguson 309. Measures 28 x 23 cms. Is uncut and a very clean copy with foxing to just a couple of plates. Many good plates of Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Frontspiece is a large folding chart of the World exhibiting the track of La Perouse. The twentieth century binding is in half leather and cloth. Best described as serviceable rather than attractive
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