An Officer of the Blue. Marc-joeph Marion Dufresne, South Sea Explorer, 1724-1772. EDWARD DUYKER.

An Officer of the Blue. Marc-joeph Marion Dufresne, South Sea Explorer, 1724-1772.

Melbourne. Melbourne University Press. 1994. Stock ID #164883

Maps, coloured and black and white illustrations, xvi + 229pp, index, bibliography, notes, very good hardback copy in dustjacket. "French explorer Marion Dufresne was the man who reached Tasmania before the English. His expedition was the first to encounter Tasmanian aborigines and was a precursor of the great voyages of La Perouse, d'Entrecasteaux, Baudin and d'Urville. France was not idle in her search for the Southland at the time James Cook's great expeditions." - Dustjacket blurb. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164883).

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