THE JOURNAL OF POST CAPTAIN NICOLAS BAUDIN, Nicolas Baudin.
THE JOURNAL OF POST CAPTAIN NICOLAS BAUDIN,

THE JOURNAL OF POST CAPTAIN NICOLAS BAUDIN,

Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes Geographe and Naturaliste, assigned by order of the government to a voyage of discovery. Translated from the French by Christine Cornell. With a Foreword by Jean-Paul Faivre. Pp. xxii+610(last blank), frontispiece, 2 full page maps, appendices, index; med. 4to; dark green cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt, boards slightly scuffed, the top fore-corners faintly bruised; Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1974. First edition. *The first publication in any language of Baudin's Journal. Cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer, Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803) was selected by Bonaparte to lead a scientific expedition to map the coast of New Holland. He reached Australia in May 1801 and went on to explore and map the western coast and part of the southern coast of the continent. Item #159535

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