Brest. [ 1864-1865]. pp. Folio. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers heavily chipped and soiled. Log completed in manuscript. Some light soiling internally. About good. Item #WRCAM45556
Printed ship's journal, completed in manuscript, for the French Navy, likely kept by one of the midshipmen, Henry Salliard. The author's tour starts in Acapulco, with stops in Mazatlan and San Francisco, recording wind and position observations each day along the way. During this period France had a large military deployment in Mexico, supporting Emperor Maximilian, and a large naval force to match.