Daring French Explorations

Trailblazing Adventures around the World: 1714-1854, Featuring Bougainville, Lapérouse, Dumont d’Urville, and more



ISBN: 9782080428455 Category:

Hubert Sagnières


Daring French Explorations is an exceptional homage to adventure.

Intrepid French mariners-including legendary explorers Lapérouse, Bougainville, and Dumont d’Urville, and unsung sailors La Barbinais, Pagès, and Roquefeuil-embark readers on sixteen voyages around the world from 1714 to 1854.

A selection of firsthand accounts culled from their maritime travelogues recounts the trials and tribulations the explorers encountered as they charted new routes to remote territories. Their unfiltered observations on wide-ranging themes-from geopolitics and commerce to climate change and global cultures-resonate with contemporary issues.

This handsome volume-featuring many previously unpublished illustrations, engravings, and maps-traces their extraordinary scientific, diplomatic, or commercial expeditions, which significantly marked the history of world exploration.

Additional information

Weight 3006 g
Dimensions 27.7 x 32.9 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 19 February 2024
Number of pages 400
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Edward Duyker
Dimensions 27.7 x 32.9 cm
Weight 3006 g


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Driven by a spirit of adventure and a passion for expeditions, inveterate collector Hubert Sagnières has drawn from his extensive library to curate this unprecedented introduction to the glory days of French naval history.

Award-winning author Edward Duyker is a fellow at the Australian Academy of the Humanities.