Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook, et principalement dans le pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Three volumes. Paris 1787.
. Pp. iii-xxxi, 390; (iv), 366, (5); (iv), 366, (1). Half-title to volume one missing. With one folding engraved map (with tear) and sixteen engraved plates (mostly folding). Some staining. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt with five raised bands and title-labels, somewhat rubbed. Marbled end papers, r.e. French edition of Sparrman's travels in South Africa translated from the English version by Le Tourneur. In 1772 Anders Sparrman, a Swedish naturalist, travelled around the Cape Province for several years and in this account he reports about the plants, animals and inhabitants of the country. While he was there he was invited to participate in Cook's second voyage in the Resolution as assistant to the Forsters, the botanists on the expedition. An interesting account of the voyage is here included. Du Rietz, Bibl. Polynesiana 1223. Hill p. 279. Mendelsohn ii, p. 361.
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