Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1816-47.
8vo. Bound in 101 physical volumes in contemp. hcalf. Gilt spines. Light wear to top of spine, occassionally rubbed, a few with tears to spines. With folded maps, plates, plans, tables. Scattred brownspots to some volumes.
Extremely scarce in complete state as this, being one of the main sources for French colonial and marine history, dealing with ethnography, voyages, surveys, medicine (KERAUDREN), technology, hydrography, sailing manuals, navigation, geography, carthography, oceanography, commerce etc. etc.
First serie: the years 1816-21 comprising 2 vols. each, 1822-30 comprising 3 vols. (1827 and 1830 each: 4 vols) - Second serie: each year comprising 3 vols. - Third serie from 4 to 5 vols. each year.