Journal Astronomique de ma Campagne dans L'Inde
- 1787 - 1796
- Cotignon, Jean Jacques de, 1761- (Person)
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1 volume : Spine title: Journal Astronomique de ma Campagne dans L'Inde 1787-1790. 133 leaves single sheets tipped into blank book. Binding: Late 18th or early 19th century leather. Original paper covers (diapered with trefoils in blue and red on white) bound in. Ornamentation: Leaf 1: sketch of ship; leaf 4 v: sketch of woman in red crayon; leaves 12, 122-129: formerly held sketches of persons and animals.The material is paper. ; 21.5 x 16 cm.
Scope and Contents
Leaves 5-11 contain ""Journal Astronomique de ma campagne dans l'Inde" and date from April 1787 to February 25, 1790. The following leaf had a picture attached, which is no longer there.
The following pages, the bulk of the volume, contain the draft: Brouillon de mes voyages dans l'Inde et ailleurs. Journal de ma campagne dans l'Inde. This section includes background dating from June 1786 to March 1787, the voyage itself from April 2, 1787 to February 26, 1790, and the voyage's aftermath dating from 1790 to 1796.
The last few leaves in the book include captions for 8 sketches (no longer in the volume when acquired by Spencer Research Library); "Remarques sur la Cafrerie et le Cap"; and "Noms des lieus ou j'ai eté, dans mes voyages."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Cotignon Manuscript Collection
- Journal Astronomique de ma Campagne dans L'Inde
- Finding aid prepared by am, June 5, 1961. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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- Preferred citation
Cotignon manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS C43, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas