KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON. 1787-1846. A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea and Beering's Straits.... London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.
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KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON. 1787-1846.
A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea and Beering's Straits.... London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.
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KOTZEBUE, OTTO VON. 1787-1846.
A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea and Beering's Straits.... London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821.
3 volumes. 8vo. xv [-i/ii], [2], 358; [ii], 433; [ii], 442 pp. 9 aquatint engraved plates (all but 1 hand-colored), 7 engraved maps (4 folding. 19th century calf, gilt-lettered maroon and tan spine labels. Without half-titles, aquatint plates toned, bindings with spines somewhat darkened, some stray scuffs and shelfwear.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Kotzebue's first voyage and "one of the great early nineteenth-century voyages of discovery" (Graff). "Kotzebue details the second Russian circumnavigation, and this English edition includes plates and maps not in the first Russian edition of 1821-1823. The expedition in the ship Rurick commanded by von Kotzebue, and sponsored by Count Romanzoff, sailed to Brazil, stopping at Rio de Janeiro, then went by way of Cape Horn to Chile, Tahiti, Pitcairn, and Radack, to Kamtchatka. The return was made via New Archangel, California, Hawaii, Marianas, Philippines, and St. Helena. Excellent charts were completed of the North Pacific coasts of Asia and America, the Aleutians, Pribilofs, St. Lawrence Island, and the Bering Strait where Kotzebue Sound was discovered" (Streeter sale). Abbey Travel 596; Arctic Bibliography 9195; Forbes 528; Hill 944; Howes K258; Lada-Mocarski 80; Sabin 38291; Streeter sale 3512.
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