The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Commander-in-Chief of the Corvettes, Géographe and Naturaliste. Assigned by the Order of the Government to a Voyage of Discovery.

This is a magnificent edition of Baudin’s expeditionary journal in English translation, including listings of the exploration books on each of the two vessels. There is nothing that I could easily find in this journal about any reading of those books, though there seem to have been no natural occasions for such reading, e.g. a winterover.

p.380, following Baudin’s meeting with Matthew Flinders: Before we separated, Mr. Flinders gave me several charts published by Arrowsmith since our departure.

For books sent on this voyage see “Expedition Libraries—Baudin” in the Polar Libraries folder of My Documents, listings from p. 592-93.