23 September 2004
CHARLES WILKES (1798-1877)
Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. New York: printed by C.Sherman, stereotyped by J. Fagan, published by G.P. Putnam & Co., 1856 5 volumes, large 8° (260 x 173mm). 76 (of 77) engraved plates and maps only (15 engraved maps only (12 folding), 61 engraved plates), numerous steel or wood-engraved illustrations. (Lacking one folding map from vol. IV, most plates spotted or browned.) Contemporary light brown/olive half morocco, spines gilt (rubbed).
Charles WILKES. Atlas. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. Philadelphia: printed by C. Sherman, stereotyped by J. Fagan, published by Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Large 8° (277 x 175mm). Letterpress title and contents leaf. 5 large unbound folding engraved maps (1 handcoloured). (Maps browned, repaired tears and margins.) Modern cloth portfolio, incorporating the cloth from the original covers blocked in gilt and blind.
The atlas volume is not required with this later issue of the offical Narrative.... The map missing from vol. IV should be bound opposite p.113 and is of Hawaii. Haskell 13; Rosove 353.B8 (6)
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