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Histoire d'un voyage aux Isles Malouines, fait en 1763 & 1764; avec des observations sur le detroit de Magellan, et sur les Patagons . . . nouvelle édition. Paris, Saillant & Nyon, & Delalain,

PERNETTY Dom A.-J, (1770.)

£1000.00 

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18 folding engraved plates.2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled sheep gilt, narrwow gilt border. decorative flat spines gilt, morocco labels (upper joint of volume one very weak).

Second edition of the accounts of the voyages made in 1763 and 1764 to the islands in the south Atlantic, known to the French as Les isles Malouines and to the Spanish as the Islas Malvinas. The author was a Benedictine and librarian of the Royal Library in Berlin, and a member ot the expedition which was led by the explorer De Bougainville. The islands were claimed on behalf of France, but they were ceded to Spain in 1767 with De Bougainville as intermediary. They became know as the Falklands in 1771 when they were ceded by Spain to the British who had been on the islands since 1765 with a force led by Commander Byron.Sabin 60996. Leclerc 1984.

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