Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs: Volume 2, Voyage autour du Monde

Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs: Volume 2, 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 2 describes the voyage from French Polynesia back to France via Australia, New Zealand and Cape Horn. It includes d'Urville's discovery of the location in the Solomon Islands where the explorer Jean-Francois La Perouse's ships had mysteriously disappeared in 1788.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 20 b/w illus.
  • 1139107550
  • 9781139107556

Table of contents

1. Traversee des iles Nouka-Hiva aux iles Taiti. Ile Waihou; 2. Traversee de Nouka-Hiva ... Taiti; 3. Traversee de Pitcairn ... Taiti. Archipel Pomotou; 4. Arrive ... Taiti. Sejour; 5. Archipel de Taiti. Geographie. Histoire; 6. Archipel de Taiti. Moeurs, coutumes et productions; 7. L'Oceanie. Iles Vavitou. Mangia. Vaitou-Taki. Toubouai, etc.. Traversee des iles Taiti aux iles Tonga; 8. Traversee de Taiti aux iles Tonga. Iles Hamoa; 9. Iles Hamoa. Geographie et histoire; 10. Traversee des iles Hamoa aux iles Tonga. Niouha. Iles Tonga; 11. Archipel Tonga. Geographie. Histoire; 12. Iles Tonga. Moeurs. Coutumes. Religion; 13. Archipel Viti; 14. Archipel Viti. Geographie. Histoire; 15. Archipel Viti. Moeurs. Coutumes. Langage; 16. Nouvelles-Hebrides. Geographie. Histoire; 17. Nouvelles-Hebrides. Geographie. Moeurs; 18. Tikopia. Vanikoro; 19. Vanikoro. Histoire. Naufrage de La Perouse; 20. Vanikoro. Geographie. Moeurs; 21. Ile Nitendi ou Santa-Cruz. Iles Toupoua, Mindana, Duff; 22. Iles Salomon; 23. Archipel Salomon. Iles du Massacre; 24. Nouvelle-Irland. Nouvelle-Bretagne et iles voisines; 25. Nouvelle-Guinee. Louisiade et iles voisines; 26. Malaisie. Ile Celebes; 27. Malaisie. Iles Moluques; 28. Malaisie. Ile Timor; 29. Malaisie. Borneo. Java; 30. Java. Geographie. Moeurs, religion. Antiquites. Histoire; 31. Australie (Nouvelle-Hollande). Port du Roi-George; 32. Australie. Ile des Kangarous. Port Western; 33. Australie. Nouvelle-Galles du Sud; 34. Australie. Histoire naturelle. Geographie; 35. Colonies anglaises de l'Australie; 36. Tasmanie (terre de Van-Diemen). Hobart-Town et ses environs; 37. Tasmanie. Decouverte. Colonisation. Indigenes; 38. Nouvelle-Zelande. Baie Dusky. Canal de la Reine-Charlotte; 39. Nouvelle-Zelande. Decouverte et histoire; 40. Nouvelle-Zelande. Geographie. Productions. Indigenes; 41. Nouvelle-Caledonie. Histoire. Habitants. Production; 42. Iles Onou-Afou, Wallis, Allou-Fatou et Rotouma; 43. Iles Gilbert et Mulgrave, Otdia, Ualan, Mac-Askill, Hogoleu. Iles Marshall; 44. Iles Mariannes. Gouaham; 45. Iles Mariannes. Histoire et geographie; 46. Carolines. Iles Elivi, Gouap et Pelew. Naufrage de l'Antelope; 47. Amerique. Traversee. Peche de baleines. Iles Galapagos, Juan Fernandez; 48. Le cap Horn. Iles Malouines; 49. Afrique. Sainte-Helene. Ascension; 50. Europe. Acores. France.show more