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Image for Relation d'un Voyage Dans La Mer du Nord, aux Côtes d'Islande, du Groenland, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwége . Fait en 1767 & 1768.

Relation d'un Voyage Dans La Mer du Nord, aux Côtes d'Islande, du Groenland, de Ferro, de Schettland, des Orcades & de Norwége . Fait en 1767 & 1768.

By: KERGUELEN-TRÉMAREC, YVES-JOSEPH DE.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Paris, Prault: 1771

Seller ID: 8939

Condition: Poor condition


Ex- Mechanic's Institute Library with the usual treatments including bookplate; perforation stamps on title page. (i)-viii, (2) dedication, (1) list of plates, (1)-220 pp.; with Avis, and list of maps & plates; 17 of 18 plates (9 folding), missing plate XII, "plan geometrique de Brand-foom"; 4to; bound in marbled paper over boards with library cloth tape for spine. Front board detached at hinge but held with the cloth tape. Plates are clean and in excellent condition with very occasional light foxing or toning at margins or edges. Text pages somewhat wavy but generally clean with a bi... View more info

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Columbia River to the Sacramento.

By: WILKES, CHARLES, U. S. N., COMMANDER UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1839-1842.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oakland, Biobooks: 1958

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8855

Condition: Fine condition


600 copies; 140 pp.; black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; several plate illustrations, vignettes, two folding maps.Wilkes commanded six ships on a major exploratory and scientific expedition covering South Pacific islands, Antarctica, and the northwest coast of North America. He sailed into San Francisco Bay (1841) and also sent to it an overland detachment from Astoria via the Willamette and Sacramento rivers. (Hart, Companion to Calif.) View more info