The scientific voyage of the French explorer, Nicolas Baudin, in 1800-1803, is all but forgotten, though it produced the first complete map of Australia. He did not survive the voyage which was chronicled by his enemy, the expedition's zoologist, who failed to mention Baudin's name. The expedition sank into obscurity on its return to France in 1804. It faced a government that had lost interest. However, botanists, zoologists, and anthropologists have found in the notebooks, specimens and drawings of the 22-strong scientific staff on the voyage fascinating glimpses of Australia as it was when white settlement was just beginning. Frank Horner provides this narrative to rectify the obscurity, making comprehensive use of the surviving records, presenting a clear picture of events on the expedition in a very human light. It will be welcomed by historians and those interested in the history of exploration.
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Description du livre Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1987. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. B/W Plates, Maps. Light Foxing To Edges. N° de réf. du libraire 027698
Description du livre Melbourne Univ Pr, Victoria, Australia, 1987. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. This book is in beautiful condition with the only blemishes being a little foxing on the top edge of the pages and a general faint yellowing from age. 461 pages. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). N° de réf. du libraire 142287
Description du livre Melbourne Univ Pr, Carlton South Vic, Australia, 1987. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First. In excellent, unmarked condition, D/W with tiny chips to front and back upper spine folds, and small closed tear to back upper spine fold (now protected). N° de réf. du libraire 022289
Description du livre Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, 1987. Cloth. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. Fascinating account of the Scientific Voyage of the French Explorer Nicolas Baudin which produced the first complete Map of Australia. Illustrated with a few B&W Plates & Maps. Burgundy red cloth cover with Bright Gilt lettering to spine. 461 Pages, 930g,.9 1/2" Tall. No inscriptions except old penciled price on back of free endpaper. Book. N° de réf. du libraire 010370
Description du livre Melbourne Melbourne University Press 1987, 1987. État : fine. 1st edition. xvii, 461 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt title on spine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto with black and white plates, maps and sketches in text. fine Baudin's scientific voyage which overlapped with Flinder's circumnavigation of Australia is largely forgotten in France and Australia. He did not survive the voyage, and it was chronicled by his enemy, Peron, the expedition's zoologist, who failed to mention Baudin's name in the official record. On its return to France in 1804, the expedition faced a governnment that had lost interest. How much the voyage did for the geography and science of the early colony are questions answered here for the first time by a narrative that makes comprehensive use of the surviving records. N° de réf. du libraire 130427
Description du livre Melbourne Univ Pr, 1987. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. First Edition. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0522843395