1790 1st ed Vaillant Africa Voyages Hottentot Ethnology Zoology Birds Giraffe 2v

VAILLANT, François Le

$950.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Unsure? Ask an Expert!

François Le Vaillant was an 18th-century French explorer known for his descriptions of animals and birds in Africa. In 1780, he began a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope with the Dutch East India Company. While there, he collected various specimens of animals and plants, and encountered local natives, the Hottentot people. These two volumes include views of the Hottentots and their villages, as well as birds, and large African mammals such as giraffes.

 

This first edition is famous for its inclusion of uncensored depictions of Hottentot men and women within the 12 full-page engravings.

$950.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Image Gallery Description & Details

1790 1st ed Vaillant Africa Voyages Hottentot Ethnology Zoology Birds Giraffe 2v

 

François Le Vaillant was an 18th-century French explorer known for his descriptions of animals and birds in Africa. In 1780, he began a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope with the Dutch East India Company. While there, he collected various specimens of animals and plants, and encountered local natives, the Hottentot people. These two volumes include views of the Hottentots and their villages, as well as birds, and large African mammals such as giraffes.

 

This first edition is famous for its inclusion of uncensored depictions of Hottentot men and women within the 12 full-page engravings.

 

Item number: #5711

Price: $950

 

VAILLANT, François Le

 

Voyage de M. Le Vaillant dans l’intérieur de l’Afrique : par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, dans les années 1780, 81, 82, 83, 84 et 85

 

A Paris : Chez Leroy, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques, vis-à-vis celle de la Parcheminerie, no 15, MDCCLXXX [1790]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – xxiv, 384
      • 6 plates
    • 2 – [4], 399, [1]
      • 6 plates
    • References: Brunet, III, 1034; Czech, p.95;
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
    • Auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $2,000

 

Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.

Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!

 

                                                                                     

5711

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

VAILLANT, François Le

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete