[TAHITI] L’Océanie française : Les Iles sous le Vent.
Series title: Bibliothèque illustrée des voyages autour du monde par terre & par mer. Paris : E. Plon Nourrit et Cie., [c 1898]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a little sunned, chipped at corners), 32 pp (minor tears to fore-edges of first 2 leaves), illustrated; a good copy.
This short illustrated essay deals specifically with the history, culture and politics of the group of five islands known as Les Iles sous le Vent (Bora-Bora, Huahine, Maupiti, Raiatea and Tahaa), which lie to the northwest of the Iles du Vent, the main group of the Society Islands which includes Tahiti itself. It was published as part of a weekly geographical series edited by C. Simond.
A few years after this pamphlet was issued Agostini would publish a more substantial monograph on Tahiti (Tahiti. Paris : André, 1905).
Unecorded in Australian collections.