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CHABERT, M.de Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751, dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, pour rectifier les Cartes des C"otes de L'Acadie, de L'Isle Royale & de L'Isle de Terre-Neuve; et pour enfixerles principaux points par des Observations Astronomiques.
Paris. De l'Imprimerie Royale. 1753.
4to. 25cm, the first edition,viii,288,p., with 6 folding maps, one folding diagram and one folding chart; two engraved vignettes & several woodcut ornaments, in contemporary full mottled calf, real raised bands, gilt panel decorations and borders, original leather label gilt, marbled endpapers, boards and bands 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 to Louisbourg & his four expeditions to the neighbouring coasts and island and records his charting, by astronomical observations, of the principal points of Acadia, Isle Royale, and Newfoundland. "Mr. Chabert's work is highly praised by the commission appointed by the French Academy of Science to examine it, and is recommended as a model to future navigators". (Sabin).