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The Resource An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse : undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793, Volume 1, Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière

An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse : undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793, Volume 1, Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière

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An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse : undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793, Volume 1
Title
An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse
Title remainder
undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Following the mysterious disappearance of the La Pérouse expedition after it sailed out of Botany Bay in 1788, the French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière (1755-1834) took part in the search that departed in 1791 from Brest in two ships, Recherche and Espérance. In the space of three years, the expedition's naturalists collected numerous specimens, with Labillardière focusing on Australian flora, but their missing countrymen were never found. Notwithstanding the later confiscation of the scientific collections by the British - Sir Joseph Banks helped to secure their return - Labillardière was able to publish this narrative to great acclaim in 1800. Reissued here is the English translation of the same year, complete with a volume of finely engraved plates. The work is especially notable for its descriptions and illustrations of the indigenous peoples of Australasia. Volume 1 covers the expedition from September 1791 through to January 1793, when it reached Tasmania
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CAMBR
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1755-1834
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La Billardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou de
Dewey number
919.504
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Maritime exploration
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  • La Billardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou de
  • Plants
  • Oceania
Label
An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse : undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793, Volume 1, Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107447387
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Publication
Note
Originally published in 1800
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057544560
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxiv, 464 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107447387
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913223729
Label
An account of a voyage in search of La Pérouse : undertaken by order of the Constituent Assembly of France, and performed in the years 1791, 1792, and 1793, Volume 1, Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107447387
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1800
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057544560
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxiv, 464 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107447387
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913223729

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