Alexis-Marie de Rochon, known as Abbé Rochon, was born in Brest, France in 1741 and died in Paris in 1817. He was a French astronomer, physicist and traveler. He traveled to Africa on an exploring mission to determine the possibility of establishing new trading posts for commerce with the East Indies and China. His trip, journal, and the mapping of the island Madagascar was one of the first from a European. He is also known for his work on lens design and crystal optics, inventing the Rochon prism polarizer.
Respined with the original spine laid on, old roman numeral to front paste down else a very good copy. (Inventory #: E0525)