A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea, and to Beering's Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage, Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818
A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea, and to Beering's Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage, Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship Rurick...
Otto von Kotzebue
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821
3 volume set. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 printing. 8vo. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Contemporary boards, rebacked modern spines. Foxing throughout. Hand painted pictures. See our pictures. 1st English edition of Kotzebue's first voyage, the second Russian circumnavigation. Von Kotzebue commanded the ship Rurick and sailed to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Easter Island, and the Marshall islands, Tahiti, Pitcairn, Radack and Kamtchatka. The expedition ventured up the North American coast and Hawaii, and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. Includes charts of the North Pacific coasts of Asia and America, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island, and the Bering Strait where Kotzebue Sound was discovered and named for the explorer. Abbey Travel 596; Arctic Bibliography 9195; Borba de Moraes I:439; Forbes 528; Hill 944; Howes K-258; Lada-Mocarski 80; Sabin 38291; Streeter sale VI:3512.