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CHABERT, Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751,dans L'Amrique Septentrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des C"otes deL'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & de L'Isle de Terre-Neuve; et pour enfixerles principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques.
Paris. Del'Imprimerie Royale. 1753.
4to. 25cm, the first edition,viii,288,[10]p., with 6 folding maps, one folding diagram and one foldingchart; two engraved vignettes & several woodcut ornaments, incontemporary full mottled calf, real raised bands, gilt panel decorationsand borders, original leather label gilt, marbled endpapers, boards andbands worn on the edges, internally clean and sound, very good. T.P.L.222. Lande 114. Sabin 11723. This work recounts his voyage from Brest toLouisbourg & his four expeditions to the neighbouring coasts and islandand records his charting, by astronomical observations, of the principalpoints of Acadia, Isle Royale, and Newfoundland. "Mr. Chabert's work ishighly praised by the commission appointed by the French Academy ofScience to examine it, and is recommended as a model to futurenavigators". (Sabin).


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