Paris, Pillet, ainé, 1825, 1 large volume in folio (51 x 34 cm). Vintage green sheepskin, golden title.
1 title page, 5 pages of tables explaining the plates and 112 aquatints and maps in snakes, 41 of which are colored. Copy on large paper free of freckles.
Paris, chez Pillet ainé, printer, bookseller, 1826. 1 volume in plano, (57 x 44 cm). Half brown calf, golden title (modern) old dishes preserved.
1 title page, table of maps and plans contained in the atlas and 22 black and white maps. Some scattered rednesses, a small restoration in the center of the card n ° 3,
Map of the Bay of Dogs, Timor, town of Coupang, island of Guébé, Fohou, carolina islands, mariana islands, island of Guam, pink island, falkland islands .. (see photo list)
Text: Navigation and Hydrography. Paris, 1826. 2 volumes, large in-4, (32 x 24 cm). Publisher's binding, 378 pages & 355 pages, encrypted from 1 to 778, 3 plates and chart analysis tables. Some rednesses at the end of the text. Good copy.
In 1811, Freycinet was promoted to frigate captain and, on June 6, 1814, he married Rose Marie Pinon. On May 27, 1817, he received the mission to lead an expedition of circumnavigation "in order to determine the figure of the globe, to study Earth's magnetism and to collect all the objects of natural history which could contribute to the advancement of the science ".
Commanding Urania, with Louis Isidore Duperrey as second, he weighed anchor in Toulon on September 17, 1817, with 126 men on board, including several scientists, Jacques Arago, Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré, the gardener Antoine Guichenot, the doctor Jean René Constant Quoy, gardeners, designers and a stowaway.
This stowaway, soon discovered, is none other than Rose, his wife, dressed as a man and who will not resume his female clothes until after passing Gibraltar.
On board, she demonstrates a moral ascendancy over the crew, never takes care of scientific work but cheers everyone up with her guitar recitals. The names of Pointe Rose and Anse Rose were given to two parts of the coast which touch Cape Freycinet in Australia; the name of Rose was given by her husband to an island discovered on October 21, 1819 east of the archipelago of Navigators (Samoa): "I called it Rose Island, from the name of a person who m 'is extremely expensive,' he wrote in the logbook.
As for Rose, she writes: “So that's it, here is my name attached to a small corner of the globe; very small, indeed, because the envious will perhaps only give it the name of islet. "
Baptism of natives aboard Urania in the Hawaiian archipelago in 1819 Louis de Freycinet's journey was a scientific success.
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