The Exploration of the World: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

Verne, Jules

Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1880
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Title: The Exploration of the World: The Great ...

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons

Publication Date: 1880

Edition: First American Edition.


In the words of the publisher: "The plan of the work is so valuable that it is a matter for surprise, that such a history has never been undertaken before. To trace connectedly the progress of discovery as Jules Verne does, from the time when the world was a very small circle indeed, surrounded by the densest of outer darkness, and when the Cartagenian navigators ventured timidly out of the Mediterranean -- is to gain an altogether new idea of the daring and skill that has been expended in this one direction. It is a worthy subject for the most ambitious work of such a writer." A stunning production, profusely illustrated with drawings, maps, and other materials by Leon Bennet and others. Contemporary library label to pastedown with a few other light markings; overall, a fine, tight copy in original brown cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 17473

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