Catalogue-Histoire des Voyages-la Harpe-1780-86 (5)



From: ‘Histoire Generale des Voyages, de M. l’Abbe Prevot, Abregee et redigee sur un nouveau plan …’, by Jean-Francois de La Harpe, published in Paris 1780-86 by Hotel de Thou. This is La Harpe’s abridgement of Antoine-Francois Prevost’s history of voyages (from 1746), which he edited and updated in 21 initial volumes and two additional volumes on Cook’s third voyage, sometimes published with a seperate Atlas volume.

Jean-Francois de La Harpe ou Delharpe (1739-1803) was a French writer and critic of Suiss descent.

Size smaller plates: sheet ca. 12 x 19,5 cm; image 9,5 x 15,5 cm.

Larger plates and maps appear identical to Prevost views / maps.

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