VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon.

Dixon Captain George

Published by London by Geo. Goulding 1789, 1789
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First Edition, with the half-title, scarce and often missing. With 22 engraved plates and folding maps, including a large folding engraved frontispiece map, four double-page engraved maps, seventeen engraved plates, including an engraved plate of music and three double-page plates. 4to, in contemporary full tree-calf, raised bands on spine, red morocco lettering label, gilt. xxix, 360, 47. A crisp and handsome copy in a beautiful state of preservation, the rare, contemporary and unrestored binding shows little of the usual wear. The joints are cracked or starting. Both Dixon and Portlock were employed by the "King Geoge's Sound Company" to secure furs on the Northwest coast of North America--Alaska, British Columbia, Vancouver, and Queen Charlotte Islands--which were to be sold in the China market. "In the furtherance of the trade the ships separated and worked independently of each other. Their voyages were important for the supplementary detail to be added to the geographical explorations of Cook. Bookseller Inventory # 10681

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Publisher: London by Geo. Goulding 1789

Publication Date: 1789

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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