KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON.
Lot 3135
KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON.
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KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON.
Proben des Textes, der Kupfer und Charten zu Kotzebue's Neue Reise um die Welt [publisher's prospectus for Neue Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1823, 1824, 1825 und 1826]. Weimar: Gebruder Hoffmann, 1829. iv, 161-176 pp. Engraved plate and large folding chart. 8vo. Original green glazed boards with printed paper label, untrimmed and partly unopened. Boards rubbed with slight chips at spine ends.

Extremely rare publisher's prospectus for the Weimar edition of Kotzebue's second voyage in the Predpriyatie, to be published simultaneously the following year in Weimar and St. Petersburg. The engraved plate included here is the frontispiece to the first volume ("Tottabu! tottabu!" – Kotzebue being carried ashore by islanders), while the large chart is one that appeared in the second volume, of the Navigators Islands (Samoa). The 16 pages of text describe the Marshall Islands. A very unusual survival.
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