London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
MÜLLER, Gerhard Friedrich (1705-1783). Voyages from Asia to America, for completing the Discoveries of the North West Coast of America ... translated by Thomas Jefferys. London: T. Jefferys, 1761. 4° (272 x 209mm). Two engraved folding maps by Jefferys coloured in outline and two maps tipped onto f2v and L2r. (Variable light browning, heavier towards end, clean tear to rear folding map). Modern half calf over old marbled paper-covered boards (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008).
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 'This important book is indispensable for the history of discovery and explorations in the northern Pacific ... it represents the most extensive account in English of Bering's polar expedition and of the discovery of the Bering Strait and the western limits of North America' (Hill). Hill 1199; Howes M-875; Lada-Mocarski 17; Sabin 51285.
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