Voyage Autour du Monde par Jacques Arago, edition Illustree de 61 Belles Estampes et Enrichie de Notes Scientifiques.
Brussels: Societe Typographique, 1840. Hardcover. The popular account of Louis de Freycinet's circumnavigation in the Uranie from the pen of the official artist on the voyage. The voyage touched on the Canary Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Ile de France & Bourbon, Timor, Indonesia, the Marianas & Caroline Islands, Hawaii (13 chapters), Australia (8 chapters), and the Malouines. The plates, taken from drawings by Arago on the voyage, are largely portraits of aborigines encountered around the world, and there is extensive reference to the comparative customs of the peoples. Despite the fact that six editions are recorded in Ferguson, this one is not. Large octavo, with a portrait frontispiece & 60 lithographic illustrations, all edges marbled. A slt. smattering of foxing and a very faint water line on the last 150pp o/w a very clean copy bound in orig. half gilt calf & hardboards, handsome gilt decorated spine. Slt. rubbed at extremes o/w a very bright, tight copy. Otherwise very good condition. Item #7124