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French exploration in the “grand voyage” period

Hordern House Rare Books, Manuscripts & Paintings.

This catalogue describes French voyage books associated with the "grands voyages", the major French enterprises of discovery and exploration of the early nineteenth century, dating from Baudin’s voyage at the start of the century and closing with Dumont d’Urville’s second voyage, completed in 1840. These form part of the collection of a long-term client and friend of Hordern House, with a few additions; their collection has been assembled over several decades, with books acquired from ourselves as well as from other specialist dealers.