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KING, Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) and Robert FITZROY (1805-1865)
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KING, Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) and Robert FITZROY (1805-1865)

[South America Pilot.] Sailing Directions For South America. Part II. La Plata, Patagonia, Magellan Strait, Tierra Del Fuego, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, Chile, Bolivia, And Peru ... Third Edition. London: Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1851.

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KING, Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) and Robert FITZROY (1805-1865)
[South America Pilot.] Sailing Directions For South America. Part II. La Plata, Patagonia, Magellan Strait, Tierra Del Fuego, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, Chile, Bolivia, And Peru ... Third Edition. London: Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1851.
Very rare publication of the official Admiralty guide to South American waters surveyed by King and Fitzroy, with three Darwin references from the Beagle voyage: pp. 102, 280 and 374. The first states: 'In the N.W. corner of the Sound there is also a good harbour, called after Capt. Fitz-Roy's celebrated companion, Mr. Charles Darwin'. The South America Pilot was to be composed of three parts, although this second part was the first to be published (first edition in 1848; second edition 1850); part I, East Coast, appeared in 1864, with part III, West Coast, only appearing much later in 1915.

Octavo (230 x 153mm). Pp. xii, 410, [ii]. Half-title, the verso of which with two printed labels of publisher's adverts, pasted one over the top of the other (some dogearing and light browning mainly affecting leaves at beginning and end). Original publisher's blue wrappers (backstrip defective at head and tail, front cover split at head and tail and only just attached, covers dogeared and lightly soiled). Provenance: ?Dumans (ink ownership inscription dated 1853 on front free endpaper) – R.B. Freeman (1915-1986, bibliographer of Darwin; no sign of provenance).
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