HISTOIRE DES NAUFRAGES COMPRENANT CEUX DE LA PEROUSE, DE LA MEDUSE ET AUTRES NAUFRAGES CELEBRES SUIVIE D'UNE NOTICE SUR LA NAVIGATION DANGEREUSE DE M. DUMONT D'URVILLE DANS LES MERS AUSTRALES, RECUEILLIE D'APRES LES RELATIONS LES PLUS AUTHENTIQUES.

Paris. 1851. 352pp. 8 plates including frontis. Contemporary three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards, raised bands. Top corners bumped, else very good. Item #WRCAM17914

A rare history of famous shipwrecks between the years 1558 and 1845, including some account of the ship, Jacques, and her loss upon return to France from Brazil (1558). Other accounts include: Madame Godin des Odonais and her adventures in the Amazon (1769), loss of the Astrolabe and the Boussole commanded by La Perouse (1789), shipwreck of the Medusa (1816), and many other shipwreck accounts from America, Africa and the Pacific. Not in the NUC, though a similar title printed in 1847 is listed, with one location.

Price: $375.00