Journal account of the French scientific and Pacific exploring expedition in the frigates Boussole and Astrolab. They visited Easter Island, the Hawaiian Islands, the North West coast of America and also California. After further explorations in Chineese and North Asian waters the expedition visited Botany Bay arriving only a few days after Captain Phillip and the First Fleet. After this the expedition vanished, a mystery unsolved for nearly forty years. TWO VOLUMES.
The Hakluyt Society, London, 1994. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 240 pages of prelims and 613 pages of journal. SECONDHAND