MORRELL (BENJAMIN) A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean, FIRST EDITION, New York, Harper, 1832
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MORRELL (BENJAMIN) A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean, FIRST EDITION, New York, Harper, 1832
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MORRELL (BENJAMIN)
A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean. From the year 1822 to 1831. Comprising Critical Surveys of Coasts and Islands, and an Account of Some New and Valuable Discoveries, Including the Massacre Islands, where Thirteen of the Author's Crew Were Massacred and Eaten by Cannibals, first edition, half-title, engraved frontispiece, 4 pages of advertisements at end, light spotting, modern calf [Hill 1186; Howes M818; Renard 1096; Rosove 232.A1a; Sabin 50778; Spence 814; OCLC 3230831], 8vo (221 x 144mm.), New York, Harper, 1832

Footnotes

  • "The record of a very adventurous career" (Hill). As an American sealing captain Morrell visited islands in the Antarctic including Kerguelen and the South Sandwich group; he also rediscovered Bouvet Island and sailed into the Weddell Sea.

    Provenance: Christie's, 9 May 2002 (Andreas Zust), lot 143; Martin L. Greene (Seattle).
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