Voyage à la Guiane et à Cayenne, fait en 1789 et années suivantes
Year: Ano VI de la République (1797)
Publisher: Chez l'éditeur
ix--400 pages with 4 plates including frontispiece and watercolor foldout map drawn and engraved on copper by Dalencour. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in half leather with spine label over speckled boards. Author's printed signature certifying that this edition is not counterfeit. French-Galibi dictionary pages 371-400. (Sabin 66412) First edition.
Subtitle: Containing a geographical description of these countries, the History of their Discovery; the Possessions and Establishments of the French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese in this immense country. The climate, the productions of the land, the animals, the names of the rivers, that of the various savage nations, their customs, and the most advantageous trade that can be made there. The most remarkable features of the Oneroque and the Amazon River. Observations, 1 °. To enter the Port of Cayenne and anchor there; 2 °. To get out by avoiding all the dangers; 3 °. The Distances and the Roads of the main Places of Guiane, the Winds that reign on the Coasts. Followed by a French and Galibi vocabulary of the Names, Verbs and Adjectives most used in our language, compared to that of the Indians of Guiane, to be heard relative to the objects most necessary to the needs of life.
Louis-Marie Prudhomme was a French journalist and historian. A bookseller in Lyon, then in Paris, Prudhomme settled in Meaux as a bookbinder. He returned in Paris, and was stopped several times for his writings: between 1787 and 1789, he is thought to have written about 1,500 lampoons. In 1796 he published a two-volume work that was a list of all persons known to him who were sent to death during the Reign of Terror. In 1799, Prudhomme became director of the hospitals of Paris, but continued to work as a printer, publisher, and writer-compiler.
Dark red label slightly rubbed but more on joints, some foxing, corners bumped and rubbed through, spine ends rubbed and spine scared else good to very good.
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