Lot n° 69
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[CARPEAU DU SAUSSAY]. Voyage de Madagascar,... - Lot 69 - Kâ-Mondo
[CARPEAU DU SAUSSAY]. Voyage de Madagascar, connu aussi sous le nom de l'Isle de St Laurent. In Paris, by J.-L. Nyon, 1722. In-12,  f., 301 p.,  f. (privil.), contemporary marbled havana calf, smooth spine decorated, brown calf title-piece, gilt roulette at the edges, red edges (moderate rubbing, russeting and browning, a few light stains, worms' tract in the margin at the foot of p.180 at the end; without the illustrations).
Rare and unique edition of this relation of the journey undertaken by the author to Madagascar, which reports about this island and its inhabitants numerous unpublished information for the time. It also describes some of the military, commercial and diplomatic activities of the French established there. The illustration that is missing here consists of a frontispiece, a map and six plates, of which, it seems, many copies are deprived: these engravings have never been bound in this one.
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