Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs: Volume 1, Voyage autour du Monde

Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs: Volume 1, Voyage autour du Monde

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This four-volume collection was issued by the Paris publisher Furne in the mid-nineteenth century to showcase the adventures and discoveries of recent French explorers. In Volumes 1 and 2 the naval officer Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) presents a lightly fictionalised account based on his first two voyages to the Pacific on board the Coquille (renamed L'Astrolabe for the second voyage). This was intended for a wider audience and offered at a more affordable price than the large-format scientific expedition reports produced for the French government. The work, illustrated with engravings, was originally published in 1832, but the printings by Furne reissued here date from 1863 and 1859 respectively. Volume 1 describes the voyage through the Atlantic to the Cape of Good Hope, and focuses on South and South-East Asia, China and Hawaii, covering natural history, indigenous culture, and colonial commerce. It ends with the ship's arrival in French Polynesia.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 22 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139107542
  • 9781139107549

Table of contents

1. Toulon. Iles Baleares; 2. Cotes d'Espagne. Gibraltar; 3. Tarifa. Tanger. Madere; 4. Iles Canaries; 5. Senegambie et Senegal; 6. Iles du Cap-Vert. Passage de la Ligne. Ile de la Trinite; 7. Rio-Janeiro. Ile de Tristan d'Acunha; 8. Cap de Bonne-Esperance; 9. Ile de France; 10. Ile Bourbon; 11. Ile de Madagascar; 12. Archipel des Seychelles. Iles Maldives; 13. Ile de Ceylan; 14. Presqu'ile de l'Inde. Pondichery; 15. Possessions anglaises. Madras; 16. Coringui. Yanaoun. Jaggernaut; 17. Calcutta; 18. Calcutta. Religion indienne; 19. Compagnie anglaise des Indes; 20. Histoire naturelle de l'Hindoustan; 21. Sumatra; [no 22]; 23. Poulo-Penang. Malacca. Sincapour; 24. Royaume de Siam. Banckock; 25. Banckock. Histoire et geographie du royaume de Siam; 26. Cochinchine. Poulo-Condor. Saigong; 27. Cochinchine. Touranne. Hue; 28. Cochinchine. Histoire et geographie; 29. Philippines. Manille; 30. Lucon. Courses dans l'ile. Province d'Ilocos. Lac de la Lagune; 31. Philippines. Histoire depuis la conquete; 32. Philippines. Geographie; 33. Chine. Macao; 34. Chine. Route de Macao ... Canton; 35. Chine. Canton. Les trois villes; 36. Chine. Canton. Le Houpou. Les Hanistes; 37. Chine. Ses rapports avec les Europeens. Missionnaires. Ambassades; 38. Chine. Histoire naturelle, gouvernement, religion, moeurs, lois, litterature, sciences, arts; 39. Depart de Canton. Formose. Liou-Tcheou; 40. Liou-Tcheou. Histoire, geographie et moeurs; 41. Japon. Nangasaki; 42. Japon. Yedo; 43. Japon. Relations des europeens avec cet empire. Missionnaires. Christianisme au Japon. Ambassades; 44. Japon. Resume general. Geographie. Histoire. Lois, moeurs, sciences, arts, industrie, commerce. Religion; 45. Traversee du Japon aux iles Hawaii (vulgairement Sandwich); 46. Iles Hawaii. Oahou; 47. Ile d'Hawaii. Hawaii; 48. Excursion au volcan de Kirau-Ea; 49. Fin du sejour ... Hawaii; 50. Description generale des iles Hawaii; 51. Histoire des iles Hawaii; 52. Population, moeurs, coutumes, religion; 53. Traversee des iles Hawaii ... Nouka-Hiva. Sejour ... Nouka-Hiva; 54. Nouka-Hiva. Geographie. Habitants et productions.show more