Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1974. Facsimile. Cloth. Tall Hardcover (30 x 22cm), xxi, (1) Blank, 609, (1) Blank, cream endpapers, frontis, map, tables. Green cloth covered boards with facsimile of Baudin's signature in gilt at lower right corner, spine gilt ruled at head and foot, title in gilt on spine. Minor edgewear to the bottom of the boards, corners lightly pushed, slight wear mark to base of text block, clean throughout. Lacks dustjacket. Very good. Item #727
A translation of Baudin's journal held with Marine records at the Archives Nationales (France). Permission to make the reproductions bound at the frontispiece and on p.xxi was granted by the Service Historique de la Marine, Paris. Nicolas Baudin (1754-1803) was charged by Napoleon to chart the coast of New Holland. He arrived to Australia in 1901 with a team of scientists and naturalists, charted the west coast and some of the southern coast, and discovered 2,500 new species. He died in Mauritius in 1803.