Voyages dans la mer du sud, par les Espagnols et les Hollandois.
Saillant & Nyon, ( 1774), Paris
xiv, (2), 502 pp. b/w folding maps.
This is a French translation of Dalrymples 1770 work. Also included is Lettre de M. Dalrymple a M. Hawkesworth (p. 469-502) – a translation of Dalrymples critical comments on Hawkesworths book, which were published separately in English and did not appear in the English edition mentioned above. See Hill 411. Sabin 18344. The three folding maps (including a copy of an earlier map by Dampier) of the South Pacific and southern polar waters done expressly for this edition are fresh and clean. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt spine decoration, raised bands and spine label. Wear to spine ends, hinges cracked but holding. Still a presentable copy.