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Author Péron, François, 1775-1810.

Title Voyage of discovery to the southern lands : second edition, 1824. Book IV, comprising chapters XXII to XXXIV / by François Péron ; continued by Louis de Freycinet ; translated [into English] by Christine Cornell ; foreword by John Ling ; introduction by Anthony J. Brown
Edition Second edition
Published Adelaide : Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2003


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 ADPML SPC  910.944 Per/Vod 2003  Bk.4  LIB USE ONLY
Description xxxvii, 278 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents Vol. 1: Bk. I to III, comprising chapters I to XXI: Bk. I. From France to Ile de France, inclusively -- Bk. II. From Ile de France to Timor, inclusively -- Bk. III. From Timor to Port Jackson, inclusively -- Vol. 2: Bk. IV. comprising chapters XXII to XXXIV: From Port Jackson to Arnhem Land, inclusively: return to Europe -- [Vol. 3]: Book V. Dissertations on various subjects, comprising chapters XXXV to XLI
Summary Peron sailed as a zoologist on the Géographe, Nicolas Baudin's flagship, but he also pioneered studies in marine biology, anthropology and oceanography. His bitter feud with Baudin overshadowed later assessments of the French achievements. Volume 1 covers the voyage out (1800-02), and vividly describes the expedition's discoveries in Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as its visits to Timor and Sydney. Péron's observations on the Tasmanian aborigines and on the convict colony are of absorbing interest. The second volume commences with the departure from Port Jackson, revisits Timor and returns to France. The chapters in volume [3] were not originally included in the second volume, but due to demand it was decided to do a very limited edition of the section ommitted with the subtitle: Dissertations on various subjects
Notes One map on folded leave in pocket
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Issued also on CD-ROM
This translation has been made from the second French edition 1824
Translation from the French, of the edition originally published: Paris : A. Bertrand, 1824
Subject Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803 -- Travel.
Baudin, Nicolas, 1754-1803 -- Travel -- Australia.
Péron, François, 1775-1810.
Naturaliste (Ship)
Casuarina (Ship)
Geographe (Ship)
Discoveries in geography -- French -- Early works to 1800.
Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.
Natural history -- Australasia.
Natural history -- Australia.
Discoveries in geography -- French.
Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.
Timor-Leste -- Description and travel.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French
Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Author Cornell, Christine.
Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842.
State Library of South Australia. Friends.
ISBN 1876154373 deluxe
1876154381 standard
Other Titles Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes. Chapitre 22-34. English