BROUGHTON, WILLIAM ROBERT. 1762-1821.
Voyage de decouvertes dans la partie septentrionale de l'ocean Pacifique. Paris: Dentu, 1807.
2 volumes. 8vo (194 x 120 mm). , xxxii, 243, ; [iv], 341,  pp. 3 large folding engraved maps, 4 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding and 5 folding tables. Later calf, red leather spine labels, spine gilt. A few instances of faint foxing but generally internally clean, covers somewhat bowed, light shelfwear, an excellent copy.
FIRST FRENCH EDITION, FIRST STATE. Broughton was commander of Captain William Bligh's old ship, the Providence, when he joined Captain George Vancouver on his voyage to the northwest American coast. Great Britain's claim to the Oregon territory was largely based upon Broughton's exploration of the mouth of the Columbia. Forbes 382; Howes B821; Sabin 8424.