Pages throughout the atlas with some staining in the lower part (outside of the pictures), occasional staining, otherwise in good condition. This very popular account of the crew's journey north from Australia? The island of New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, New Caledonia, Tasmania, the north island of New Zealand?At the end of the second volume, a vocabulary is included that lists various words from indigenous languages and their French translation. The expedition used two boats with symbolical names:? On which 219 crew members embarked. The crew did not manage to find La Perouse, therefore its achievement stands in the work produced as a consequence of the expedition. While the boats were travelling across Oceania, in Europe the French Revolutionary War was breaking out and upon reaching the island of Java all of the material collected and written by Labillardiere was seized by British authorities. After a thorough campaign for the return of his collections, he managed to get them back to France in 1796 and he published the present work in 1799. The account is written in the manner of a journal, with a narrative form. The 2 volumes are dedicated exclusively to Labillardiere's narrative account of the expedition, while the third large-format volume is dedicated to illustrations and maps pertaining to the visited areas. The atlas contains a large folding map and 43 figures representing different life settings (gatherings, meals, transport), portraits of the "savages", their weapons, fauna and flora (after drawings by Redouté); in its entirety, this constitutes an extremely interesting ethnographic study of the visited areas. Labillardière's work represents a very valuable firsthand accounts of one of the most ambitious geographical, scientifical and economical expedition of the 18th century. Ferguson Australia 307, 682; Hill II 964; Nissen, ZBI 2331 ; Ferguson 307 ; Sabin, 38420 ; Stafleu, 4070 ; Brunet III, 711. Sicheres Bestellen - Order-Control geprüft! The item "1799 Labillardiere Australia New Zealand expedition voyage La Perouse Atlas maps" is in sale since Thursday, February 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Bücher\Sachbücher". The seller is "antiquariat-voelkel" and is located in Seubersdorf. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.