BANQUE NATIONALE DE PARIS (100 years in Australia)
EARLY FRENCH VOYAGES TO AUSTRALIA – LES PREMIERES EXPEDITIONS FRANCAISES VERS L’AUSTRALIE (A portfolio of reproductions)
Melbourne. 1981. Banque Nationale de Paris. Limited edition. Special folder containing: 8 pages of text, with a preface by Rodney Davidson, on title page (protected by tissue guard) The frontispiece of “Atlas du Voyage de La Pérouse, 1797”. As well as 17 facsimiles of plates on large paper, (4 of them on double page) from the atlases from Bougainville’s Voyage until that of Dumont d’Urville’s Second Voyage. Original blue stiff folder rubbed. Letter from Banque Nationale de Paris to previous owner inserted. Fine. French & English text. Large folio (47.3 cm x 65.5cm).
Very good condition