KRUSENSTERN, Johann Adam von.

Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,

£20,000

Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les années 1803, 1804, 1805 et 1806,
par les ordres de Sa Majesté Impériale Alexandre Ier, empereur de Russie, sur les vaisseaux la Nadiejeda et la Neva […].
Paris, Gide fils (A. Egron), 1821.

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Description

A very attractive example of the French edition of the first Russian circumnavigation, complete with the atlas volume not published with the English translation.

Though unsigned, the plates are thought to be the work of Tilesius, a naturalist on the voyage. They include a portrait of Krusentern, four of Nukuhiwa, eight of Japan (including the Ainu). The maps include three of the Marquesas, and four of Japanese interest. ‘The atlas volume is very important and is difficult to obtain’ (Hill).

Description

First edition in French. 3 vols, comprising 2 vols 8vo text and folio atlas (44 x 28.5 cms); 21 lithograph plates by Engelmann, 9 engraved maps (3 folding), French blue half morocco gilt (atlas bound to match), a fine set.

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