Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment

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    First Edition.

    23.5cm x 15.5cm. xxxv, 542 pages, black and white illustrations. Black cloth, silver lettering, illustrated jacket.

    “The Pacific Ocean was the setting for the last great chapter in the convergence of humankind from across the globe. Driven by Enlightenment ideals, Europeans sought to extend control to all quarters of the earth through the spread of beliefs, the promotion of trade and the acquisition of new knowledge. This book surveys the consequent encounters between European expansionism and the peoples of the Pacific. John Gascoigne weaves together the stories of British, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian voyages throughout the Pacific region.” (from publisher’s blurb)

    Near Fine Condition in Fine Jacket. Very minor soiling to fore-edge. Near Fine Condition.


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