KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON. 1787-1846.
Voyage of Discovery in the South Sea, and to Behring's Straits, in Search of a North-East Passage; Undertaken in the Years 1815, 16, 17, and 18, in the Ship Rurick. London: for Richard Phillips and Co., 1821.
2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo (207 x 126 mm). , 110; , -220 pp. 4 hand-colored aquatint engravings, 7 plain aquatint engravings, 4 of which are folding, 4 engraved plates, and 4 folding maps or charts. 19th century purple morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine gilt. Some light spots and toning to some plates, wear to spine.
Provenance: Frederick E. Ellis (bookplate).
ABRIDGED VERSION of the first English edition, published in the same year. The second Russian expedition into the South Sea for scientific exploration, sponsored by Count Romanzoff, was commanded by Lieutenant Kotzebue, and included the famous artist Ludovik Choris. Hill p.165; Howes K258; Sabin 38292.