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Interesting account of an exploration journey to India and Southeast Asia

Souvenirs dun voyage dans lInde execute de 1834 a 1839. Ouvrage enrichi de trente-cinq planches.
Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie & Langlois et Leclercq (facing title-page: printed by Béthune et Plon), 1843. 2 parts in 1 volume. Large 8vo. With engraved title-vignette signed by A. Vien, 8 lithographed plates in the first part by V. Dolet showing Ile Bourbon, Pondichéry, Malacca, Chase au tigre, Madras, a bivouac and Chûte de la Rivière de Gutpurba; 27 numbered full-page engraved plates in the natural history part by Forget, Annedouche, Sebin, Mme. Douliot, Bourgeois, Giraud, Davesne and Dumesnil after Jean Gabriel Prêtre, Delahaye, Mme Bury and Vaillant of mammals, birds, insects and butterflies, 24 of which are exquisitely coloured by hand by "Gérard". Also with one folded map (43 x 44 cm) of the world (except for the Americas) with Delessets journey marked, coloured in outline and printed by Kaeppelin, Paris. Half calf, decorated paper sides. [6], III, 134; [4], 107 pp.
€ 4,950
First edition of the travel account of the explorer and naturalist Adolphe François Delesset (1809- 1869) who accompanied Perrotet on his journey to India and Southeast Asia, dedicated to his uncle Baron Benjamin Delesset . During five years (1834-39) he collected several new species of plants and animals including the Wynaad laughing thrush which he collected on the slopes of the Nilgiris, which Thomas C. Jerdon named Garrulax delesserti in his honour. He travelled through Mauritius, Reunion Island, Penang, Pondicherry, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Java, Calcutta, Bengal, Bombay and Madras, returning on 30 April 1839.
Spine partly detached, some plates browned and foxed, but otherwise in good condition. Chadenat 556 ("Très finement coloriées; ouvrage très important au point de vue de la zoologie").
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Africa  >  Cartography & Exploration | East & Southern Africa | Natural History
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