Voyage Autour du Monde par le Comte de Beauvoir. Australie, Java, Siam, Canton, Pekin, Yeddo, San Francisco. Comte de Beauvoir.
Voyage Autour du Monde par le Comte de Beauvoir. Australie, Java, Siam, Canton, Pekin, Yeddo, San Francisco.

Voyage Autour du Monde par le Comte de Beauvoir. Australie, Java, Siam, Canton, Pekin, Yeddo, San Francisco.

Paris: Henri Plon, 1873. 7th edition. Hardcover. Count Ludovic de Beauvoir (1846 - 1929) was a French explorer of the 19th century. Based on his traveling and journals between 1865 and 1867, the count traveled to Australia, the Dutch East Indies, Siam, China, Japan and California. The majority of the volume encompasses his travels in Australia, relating his arrival in Melbourne, travels in Victoria, Tasmania, Sydney and New South Wales, touching on the gold mines of Victoria, political and social impressions, the interior, sheep and the cannibals of Torres Straits. He relates stories of crocodile & rhinoceros hunts in Java. In Siam (Thailand) he witnessed strange ceremonies including the rites of incineration of the king. He also visited Hong Kong and Macao before traveling to California, where he visits San Francisco, Yosemite and their mining districts. The entire first part on Australia, including: Melbourne, gold mines, political and social impressions, the interior, sheep, Tasmania, Sydney, east coast of Australia, and the cannibals of Torres Straits. Ferguson 6842a. A large 4to single volume, a rather deluxe edition of this long-published work with colored maps, decorative title page, leather spine and all edges gilt. With 37 full page woodcut plates, numerous woodcuts in text, and maps. 4to, engraved decorative title page printed in purple and black, 641pp, aeg, 116 illustrations, 10 text illustrations, 7 color maps 3 of which are folding, and 1 b&w map. Half dark green and gilt calf, gilt title and decoration, raised bands, bright. Green pebbled cloth boards a little faded, corners rubbed. OCLC: 456916826. Very good condition. Item #19847

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