Geschichte der Reisen, die seit Cook an der Nordwest= und Nordost=Küste von Amerika und in dem nördlichsten Amerika selbst von Meares, Dixon, Portlock, Coxe, Long u.a.m. unternommen worden sind. Aus dem Englischen, mit Zuziehung aller anderweitigen Hülfsquellen, ausgearbeitet. 3 Bde.

Berlin, Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1791.

4to. Bound in 3 uniform contemp. hcalf. Riased bands, gilt spines. Tome-and titlelabels on spine with gilt lettering. Very light wear to spine ends. Slightly rubbed. Small stamps on foot of title-pages. Corners lightly bumped. X,130,302;(8),XXII,(2),314,(2);XVIII,74,380 pp. 4 large folded engraved maps and 27 engraved plates (some folding). Maps with closed tear at inner foldings. Scattered brownspots, mainly marginal. Occassionally some offsetting from plates. A few plates with light foxing and some with brownspots. In general fine, printed on good paper.

First edition of this scarce and highly important work in the exploration of the north coasts of America. The work constitutes a wide-ranging source-book of important travels in Northwest America and Oceania, with works translated by Georg and Johann Reinhold Foster and supplied with comprehensive introductions and many additions.

Sabin, 25126.

Order-nr.: 54571

DKK 75.000,00