[NORTH AFRICA - FRENCH MOROCCO] Voyages au Maroc, (1899-1901)

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MARQUIS ÉDOUARD MARIE RENE DE] Mis DE SEGONZAC, (1867-1962)., Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1903.

In fine modern quarter dark red leather bdg. 4to. (29 x 21 cm). In French. [xi], 408, [1] p., 178 numerous b/w photos, 20 numerous plates, 20 folded panoramas, 1 huge folded color map.

Scarce first edition of this attractively and richly illustrated travel account of Morocco by Segonzac, written before he served as a captain in the French military aviation corps during WW1.

Segonzac was a French army officer and explorer, he carried out various exploration missions in Mahgreb and sub-Saharan Africa. - Cavalry Lieutenant (1891-1900). - Former student of the Military School of Saint-Cyr (1888), and the Special School of the Cavalry of Saumur (1889). - Sent on a mission to explore the coast of Côte d'Ivoire, alongside Lieutenant Paul Quiquerez (1863-1891). - Mobilized, he became an airplane pilot, with the rank of captain (1915), then squadron leader (in 1919).