Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of ... Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of ... Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of ... Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of ...

Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America. To which are added, the conquest of Siberia

COXE, William

Published by J. Nichols for T. Cadell, London, 1780
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With 4 large folding plates by T. Kitchin and 1 engraved folding plate by Cheevers. Modern quarter calf over boards; preliminary leaves have small waterstain on lower margin and small insignificant chip on fore-edge, folding map and plate are torn at folds with no loss of image, but both are offset, one on title, the other on the adjoining leaf, text block is very good, with occasional toning, scattered ink stain on verso of Z2. First edition of the author's famous account of his exploration. Coxe visited St. Petersburg and spent time researching Russian activities in the North Pacific and Bering Sea, including collecting journals of Russian expeditions and discoveries made in northwestern America. On his journey, Coxe collected, compared and translated Russian maps and journals subsequent to Bering's 1741 expedition, the first ever given to the public and the first appearances in English. This significant source on Russian exploration and expansion into the northern Pacific in order to open trade with Alaska and the Aeutian Islands is fascinating. "Coxe made suggestions which led the Russians to promote expeditions of discovery to the north parts of Siberia. His list of works on the subject, and his observations on the fur trade between the Russians and the Chinese, are very valuable" (Hill). Coxe (1747-1826) was an English historian, who traveled throughout Europe and Russia. A linguist and Senior Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, he visited many parts of Europe as tutor and traveling companion to various noblemen and gentlemen, including Lord Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke. Bookseller Inventory # 14696

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Title: Account of the Russian discoveries between ...

Publisher: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, London

Publication Date: 1780

Edition: FIRST EDITION.

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