Voyage fait par l'Ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751, dans L'Amerique Septrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des Cotes de L'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & L'Isle de Terreneuve; Et pour en fixer les principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques.
Description: large folding map, five additional folding maps, one folding plate and folding chart. [viii], 288pp. 4to, publisher's marbled wrappers, untrimmed; (some dampstaining to the inner margins on the last quarter of the text, otherwise a truly superb copy). A Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1753. First edition.
Comments: "Mr Chabert's work is highly praised by the commission appointed by the French Academy of Sciences to examine it, and it is is recommended as a model to future navigators. It is divided in two parts: the first containing an account of the author's voyage from Brest to Louisbourg, and his expeditions to the neighboring coasts and islands; the second part containing the astronomical observations at large." Sabin 11722. Staton and Tremaine 222.Edition: First Edition
Book ID: 66109