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Histoire d'un Voyage aux Isles Malouines, Fait en 1763 et 1764, Volume 1: Avec des Observations sur le Détroit de Magellan, et sur les Patagons

Series: Histoire d'un Voyage aux Isles Malouines, Fait en 1763 et 1764 Volume: 1

By: Antoine-Joseph Pernety (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #215763 | ISBN-13: 9781108074728
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Language: French

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

A Benedictine scholar and naturalist, Antoine-Joseph Pernety (1716–96) produced this early and invaluable description of the natural history of the Falkland Islands (or isles Malouines). He had arrived there as part of the 1763–4 expedition led by Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, claiming the islands for France. A small colony was established, allowing Pernety to provide an account of an ecosystem as yet unaffected by a human population. He spent some months studying the landscape, flora, fauna and climate, and his observations and drawings were published in these two volumes in 1770 (a one-volume English translation of 1771 is also reissued in this series). Additional material from other voyages, to Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan, provides information on contact with indigenous peoples in South America. Volume 1 focuses on the 1763–4 expedition, its inspiration and findings.


Avis des libraires
Discours préliminaire
Histoire d'un voyage aux isles Malouines: Introduction

1. Route sur mer jusqu'au passage de la ligne
2. Baptême de la ligne
3. Voyage depuis l'Equateur jusqu'aus côtes du Brésil
4. Descente à  l'Isle de Sainte-Catherine
5. Histoire naturelle de l'Isle Sainte-Catherine, et de la côte du Brésil
6. Des moeurs et usages des Brasiliens
7. Route de l'isle de Sainte-Catherine à  Monte-video
8. Relâche à  Monte-video, et digression sur les Jésuites
9. Réunion du Sphinx et de l'Aigle
10. Des loix, des moeurs, et des coutumes de Monte-video
11. De quelques particularités sur les Indiens du Paraguay
12. Histoire naturelle de Monte-video
13. Observations particulieres sur l'herbe du Paraguay
14. Départ pour les isles Malouines
15. Descente aux isles Malouines
16. Etablissement dans cette nouvelle contrée
17. On construit un fort, et on éleve un obèlisque

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