du Petit-Thouars, Abel
Title VOYAGE OF THE VENUS: Sojourn in California. Excerpt from Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate Venus pendant les annees 1836-1839
Book Condition Near fine in cloth-backed decorated boards and paper spine label; untrimmed fore-edge. 12mo. With 10 plates (eight hand-colored) delicately illustrating the flora, fauna and native populace of the region explored.
Edition First edition thus. Translated by Charles N. Rudkin.
Publisher Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1956.
Seller ID 15402.00
This quaint little volume draws from the captain's official report of the French frigate Venus' voyage of scientific exploration, and offers a valuable mid-century European portrait of Monterey and Lower California. Early California Travels Series #35.
Californiana. Monterey. Nautical History.