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Charles Pierre THUNBERG Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770 1779

Charles Pierre THUNBERG

Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, principalement au Japon, pendant les années 1770 1779

chez Fuchs., A Paris 1794, in-8 (13x20cm), xij, 532pp., relié.


Original French edition, apparently translated from the German edition of 1792 Full Sheepskin brown vintage. spine smooth threads and jewels. Part of title in red calf. Rubbed together. Gold faded. Caps threadbare. The author, botanist, spent 15 months in Japan as a surgeon of the Dutch Company stationed at Deshima and Nagasaki. The description of the commercial, political, religious, linguistic and is one of the first and largest in Japan. Many anecdotes are very valuable, such as papermaking, card games, makeup, education, cleanliness, prostitutes ... The first part of the trip is the description of the discovery of South Africa (with many comments on plants), of Batavia, and the island of Java. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

600 €

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