# 41601

FORSTER, Johann Georg Adam (1754-1794)

Franska capitainens och riddarens Jean François de Survilles upptäckts-resa i Söderhafvet, på egen och med-interessenters bekostnad anställd år 1769.

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Öfversättning. Nyköping : J. P. Hammarin, 1795. Octavo (170 x 107 mm), disbound; pp. 96 (including title-page); text in Swedish; scattered light foxing, a vertical tear in the fore-edge margin of p. 15; title-page with contemporary ink signature.

Slightly abridged Swedish translation (by Carl Fr. Landell) of Forster’s 1793 German version of the voyage account of Surville, the French East India Company captain who sailed in search of Davis Land, a fabled island in the South Pacific, in 1769-70. Towards the end of 1769 the ships of Surville and Cook, on his first voyage, narrowly missed an encounter in New Zealand waters.

Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana, 448.