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Jean-Nicolas Démeunier and his translation of Cook’s A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (Par Antoine ECHE)

It is well known that the eighteenth century had a craving for travel literature. To satisfy the demand of a growing readership, booksellers and printers would carry travel books written in their original languages but also, and mostly, in translation. Translation enhanced dissemination of knowledge and is part of the field that Charles Withers calls “book geography” which “addresses [...] the displacement of texts, reading, and reviewing practices in different physical...