A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, AND ROUND THE WORLD; IN WHICH THE COAST OF THE NORTH-WEST AMERICA HAS BEEN CAREFULLY EXAMINED AND ACCURATELY SURVEYED. UNDERTAKEN BY HIS MAJESTY'S COMMAND, PRINCIPALLY WITH A VIEW TO ASCERTAIN THE EXISTENC

Vancouver, George

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for John Stockdale
Date Published: 1801
Edition: Second Edition [First Octavo Edition]
Book Id: 3504

Description

Six octavo volumes (21.75cm); contemporary tree calf, spines re-backed, with morocco title labels stamped in gilt; 410; [ii],418; [ii],435,[1]; [ii],417,[1]; [ii],454; [ii],412,[2]pp [ads]; with one engraved folding chart and 17 engraved folding plates (lacking the "Chart Shewing Part of the Coast of N.W. America"). "Toovey Bookseller, 177 Piccadilly" stamped in black along upper edge of front pastedowns. Light wear to edges, resulting in some board exposure to corners; scuffs to front covers of Volumes III-V; some offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue, with faint, occasional foxing scattered throughout; plates show faint foxing, with a short tear to folding chart; Very Good and sound.

Comments

New edition, with corrections, of Vancouver's narrative of his voyage to the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand, first published by Robinson & Edwards in 1798. "Vancouver (1758-1798) was an extraordinarily capable explorer, having sailed with Cook on the second and third voyages (1772-4, 1776-80) and served under Rodney and Alan Gardner. It was Gardner who recommended him for a voyage in search for a northwest passage to the Great Lakes. The present narrative is the complete account of that voyage, accompanied by an atlas of maps and views of the areas explored...Among the important features of the narrative are the engraved views in Volume II of the Mission of San Carlos [here in Volume III] and the Presidio of Monterey [here in Volume IV], probably the first published views of California" (Streeter 3497, describing the first edition). Howes V23; Sabin 98444; Zamorano 80 (No.77).


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