Voyage of the Venus: Sojourn in California. Excerpt from Voyage autour du monde su la fregate Venus pendant les annees 1836-1839 by Abel du Petit-Thouars, Translated by Charles N. Rudkin

By: Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars (1793-1864)

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Early California Travels Series, No. XXXV. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, this is one 200 regular copies, printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press and bound by Weber-McCrea Co. Small 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. (xvi), (112) pp. 2 half-titles, title page printed in black and brick-red inks, 10 plates, printer's device on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth spine, patterned paper over boards with title printed on the front cover on a blue ground, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, light rubbing and shelf wear. OI810-005. Very Good. Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars was a French naval officer important in France's annexation of French Polynesia. He joined the French Navy in 1804, and was a key figure of many French naval actions between 1823 and 1841, eventually rising to the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1846. "The author's voyage around the world from 1836 to 1839 was intended to determine the possibilities of the Pacific Ocean for French trade. This volume translates his account of a stay of nearly a month at Monterey and his subsequent sail down the coast to Cape San Lucas and Mazatlan. He arrived in Monterey in October, 1837, just before the break-up of the Alvarado revolution and, from almost an eye-witness view-point, tells its story." Rudkin, p. 6. REFERENCES: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 135; Rudkin, Early California Travels Series, No. XXXV.

Title: Voyage of the Venus: Sojourn in California. Excerpt from Voyage autour du monde su la fregate Venus pendant les annees 1836-1839 by Abel du Petit-Thouars, Translated by Charles N. Rudkin

Author Name: Abel Aubert Dupetit-Thouars (1793-1864)

Categories: Early California Travels Series,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Glen Dawson: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: OI810-005

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