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Voyage à l'Isle de France, à l'Isle de Bourbon, au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, &c.

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Colas, Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Author Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737–1814), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 934


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1773) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 164 leaves, plus 4 plates, and four folding letterpress leaves; [v. 2] 141 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Topographic, natural history, and allegorical illustrations.

Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1773


Ownership inscription dated 1780 on preliminary leaf; acquired in 1927 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent