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GRENIER, Jacques-Raymond de (1736-1803). Mémoires de la campagne de découvertes dans les mers des Indes . Brest: R. Malassis, 1772.

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$1,907 - US$2,543
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GRENIER, Jacques-Raymond de (1736-1803). Mémoires de la campagne de découvertes dans les mers des Indes . Brest: R. Malassis, 1772. Enlarged second edition of an important work on navigation in the Indian Ocean. Grenier’s studies in geography, hydrography and astronomy led to the creation of a new, more direct route between Isle de France (Mauritius) and French possessions on the Coromandel Coast, cutting 800 leagues from the previous route. RBH/ABPC record no copies at auction . Brunet II, 1734; Cordier 2101 (1770 edition); cf. Polak 4097; Sabin 28763. Quarto (223 x 160mm). Engraved folding map depicting the currents of the Indian Ocean (platemark 460 x 490mm), woodcut title device, head-and tailpieces (map with one minor repair along fold). Contemporary calf-backed boards, spine with gilt title and floral motifs .

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books
Date of the auction: 5 Jun 2019
Address: Christie's
London