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Title: Voyage fait par l'Ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751, dans L'Amerique Septrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des Cotes de L'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & L'Isle de Terreneuve; Et pour en fixer les principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques
Description: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1753, in-4, 25 x 19,2 cm, (2)nn pp + viii pp + 288 pp + (10)nn pp (index) + 6 folding engraved maps + 1 folding engraved diagram + 1 folding table; with engraved headpiece and title vignette. Bound in contemporary mottled calf. Raised gilt spine, marbled end papers, marbled edges. Some damage with loss of leather at the top and bottem turn in. Corners with some wear; but a finely preserved copy in an attractive contemporary French binding. First edition of the most ''accurate hydrographic survey of the American east coast that had yet been made (DCB). With astronomical observations of the principal points of Acadia, Isle Royale and Newfoundland. Sabin 11723. Leclerc 691. Chadenat 1065. .


Price: EUR 1800.00 = appr. US$ 1956.32 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 52793