This four-volume collection was issued by the Paris publisher Furne in the mid-nineteenth century to showcase the work of recent French explorers for a readership avid for accounts of exotic foreign lands. Volume 4 was prepared by Alfred Jacobs (1802-62), an archivist and palaeographer, drawing heavily on an 1839 publication by Jean-Baptiste Benoit Eyries (1767-1846). Eyries was a founder member of the French Geographical Society and a member of the Asiatic Society, trained in botany and mineralogy, an accomplished linguist and seasoned traveller, who wrote, edited and translated a substantial number of works on geography, travel and exploration. Like earlier volumes in Furne's collection, this account of Asia and Africa takes the form of a fictionalised journey, making use of a wide range of additional sources to give readers as complete a picture as possible. This 1859 edition is illustrated with twenty-two engravings.
Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs 4 Volume Set Histoire generale des voyages par Dumont D'Urville, D'Orbigny, Eyries et A. Jacobs
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