A Voyage to the South-Sea and Along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714: With a PostScript by Dr Edmund Halley and an Ac (Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration) (Paperback)

A Voyage to the South-Sea and Along the Coasts of Chili and Peru, in the Years 1712, 1713, and 1714: With a PostScript by Dr Edmund Halley and an Ac (Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration) By Ame de E. Franc Ois Fre Zier, Edmond Halley, Edmond Halley (Afterword by) Cover Image
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The first reliable maps of the Chilean and Peruvian coasts were drawn by the French explorer Am d e-Fran ois Fr zier (1682-1773). In 1712, he was sent on a spying mission to the Spanish ports and fortifications of South America, travelling along the Pacific coastline as far as Callao, the port of Lima. His maps were later used by two of France's most famous explorers, Bougainville and Lap rouse. Fr zier also took a keen interest in botany, mineralogy, economics and anthropology. His most celebrated achievement is the introduction to Europe of the Chilean strawberry, which was used to create the hybrid species known today as the garden strawberry. Fr zier's observations and illustrations of the people, plants and animals he encountered on his South American travels are given in this popular account, published in Paris in 1716 and reissued here in the English translation of 1717.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108077002
ISBN-10: 1108077005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 28th, 2014
Pages: 428
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Maritime Exploration