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    A Classic of Naval Exploration, Surveying the Pacific Coast of North and South America

    Captain Edward Belcher. Narrative of a Voyage Round the World. London: Henry Colburn, 1843.

    First edition. Two octavo volumes. xxii [i.e., xxxviii], 387, [16, ads]; vi, [2], 474 pages. Nineteen engraved plates and three folding maps in the rear pocket.

    Publisher's blue-green blindstamped cloth, spines lettered in gilt. Very subtle glue residue along the edges of the pastedowns. Spines lightly sunned. The maps have old perforated stamps and a couple of tears along folds. Overall, very good.


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    An excellent copy of this classic of naval exploration. The purpose of this expedition was to explore and survey the Pacific Coast of North and South America, from Valapraiso, Chile, to Alaska. Among the harbors and ports visited and surveyed were Port Etches, in King William's Sound, Point Riou and Port Mulgrave, Kodiak Island, Sitka, San Francisco, Monterey, the Columbia River, Bodega (the Russian possession near San Francisco), Santa Barbara, San Pedro, San Juan, and San Diego. At Sitka, the officers were greeted by the Russian governor, Captain Koupreanoff. At San Francisco, they took a month long journey in open boats up the Sacramento River. Their ship, the Sulphur, also stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, the Marquesas, Society and Tonga Islands, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Sumatra, and Malaca. When he reached Singapore in 1840, Belcher was sent to China, where war had broken out, and was there actively involved in military campaigns on the Canton River.

     

    Cordier, Sinica, 2370. Cowan, p. 15. Ferguson, Australia, 3564. Hill, p. 20. Howes B318. Lada-Mocarski 117. Sabin 4390.



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