First edition. Quarto, leaf size 250x185mm. In recent full dark-brown calf with blind border rules and panels with decorative corner pieces on both boards. Spine blind-ruled into compartments with blind-tooled floral decorations and black lettering-piece. , viii, 288,  pages; signatures: , *4, A-Z4, 2A-2N, a4, b1;  folded leaves of plates including six handsome maps: 'Carte Reduite des Costes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale, et de la Partie Meridionale de l'Isle de Terre-Neuve … par M. de Chabert … Dheulland sculp.' facing p.1; 'Carte Particuliere du Detroit de Fronsac …' facing p.63; 'Plan du Port de Canseau …' facing p.79; 'Carte Particuliere des Costes du Sud Est de l'Isle Royale …' facing p.81; 'Plan du Port de Chibouctou …' facing p.123; 'Carte Particuliere de la Pointe du Sud-Ouest de l'Acadie qui comprend l'Isle du Cap de Sable …' facing p.129, all attributed to Chabert and Dheulland, plus one leaf of calculations and one leaf of Figs, both facing p.288, all as called for. Engraved title-page vignette. Head-piece vignette on p. 1: 'Peint par M. de Flote St. Joseph; I. D. Gobin Sculpsit'. Ornate woodcut tail-pieces. Includes Index with Errata at end. Occasional, almost insignificant, edge browning in places. Following the Treaty of Aix La Chapelle in 1748 Louisbourg was returned to France following a period of English rule. In 1750-51 Louis XV of France sent Chabert to update the French navigational charts of this area of eastern Canada including the coast of l'Acadie and l'Isle Royale (now Cape Breton Island) and both now Nova Scotia, and the coast of l'Isle de Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland). In the first part of his work Chabert describes the voyage from Brest to Louisburg and his four charting-expeditions. In the second part he describes his astronomical research which was so precise that a Commission appointed by the French Academy of Sciences to examine the work recommended it as a model for future navigators. Sabin 11723. An elegant production with wide margins. Remarkably crisp, clean and tight. (Further information and photographs available on request.). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751...
Editorial: A Paris, de L'Imprimerie Royale. M.DCCLIII. Heulland, Guillaume d’, d. ca. , [engraver]., ,
Año de publicación: 1770
Descripción Paris Imprimerie Royale, 1753. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Paris: L’Imprimerie Royale, 1753., 1753. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., viii, 288, index. 6 folding engraved maps. 1 folding engraved diagram. 1 folding table. engraved headpiece & title vignette. several woodcut ornaments. contemporary sprinkled calf, exquisite five raised gilted bands. First Edition of "the most accurate hydrographic survey of the east coast that had yet been made." (DCB) The author, a French naval officer, was appointed in 1750 to continue the charting of the coasts of Acadia which he had begun in 1746, for the purpose of revising the defectiveness of existing French charts of the region. The present work recounts his voyage from Brest to Louisbourg and his four expeditions to the neighbouring coasts and islands, and records his charting, with astronomical observations, of the principal points of Acadia, Isle Royale, and Newfoundland. Publication of the report was subsidized by the Ministry of Marine, who ordered two hundred copies for its own use. The work was "highly praised by the commission appointed by the French Academy of Science to examine it, and [was] recommended as a model to future navigators". (Sabin) In recognition of his services, Chabert was made a knight of the order of Saint-Louis in 1754, and two years later, was promoted lieutenant. Bell C223. Brunet I 27. Dionne II 489. JCB I 995 (imperfect). Lande 114. Leclerc 691. O’Dea 148. Sabin 11723. TPL 222. Not in Vlach. DCB V 175-77. Nº de ref. de la librería FR-0101753