Second Voyage De F. Le Vaillant Dans L' Interieur De L' Afrique, Par Le Cap De Bonne-Esperance, Pendant Les Annees 1783, 1784 et 1785. - Three Volumes
Paris: Crapelet Chez Desray, 1803. Nouvelle Editions, augmentee de la Carte d'Afrique, et d'une Table Generale des Malieres servant aux deux Voyages. Complete with 21 engraved plates and the map. Original green satin over boards. xliv, 1-545pp. 5 plates & Large folding hand coloured map. 1-412. pp 8 plates. 1-467. 7 plates. <br />200 mm x 130 mm (7¾ by 5 inches). The folding map is x 65 cm x 90 cm François Levaillant (born Vaillant, later in life as Le Vaillant, "The Valiant" (1753 – 1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on those he collected in Africa and several are named after him.
Condition: The silk has bubbled and stained with damp conditions at some point, also has some rubbing to the labels, but is substantially sound. Internally, the books are clean and tidy, although Volume 2 has some staining to the corner of most pages (faint and not preventing legibility). A decent copy of this revised and expanded edition. The map is in very fresh, clean condition, with just a small closed tear where attached to book (not affecting plate).