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Rare set of sailing directions for 'Le Neptune Oriental'

Title
[Instructions sur la Navigation des Indes Orientales et de la Chine] [bound with] Supplément au Neptune Oriental.
Author
[After DE MANNEVILLETTE]
Publisher
Chez Dezauche,
Publication place
[Paris & Brest,
Publication date
1775] and 1781.
Price
£600
Reference
12623

Description

Two volumes in one, 4to, (215 by 175mm), [2] (of [4]), lviii, 574, [14], xv, [1] pages, lacks title to first work, marginal dampstaining throughout with traces of mold at end of Supplément, contemporary half sheep, worn, bottom portion of spine painted black, cover corners damaged.

Notes

First editions of a volume of sailing directions published to accompany the 1775 enlarged edition of the author's nautical atlas of Africa and Asia, Le Neptune Oriental, and a supplement containing additions and corrections.