MACKENZIE, Sir Alexander (1764-1820). Voyages from Montreal, on the river St.Laurence, through the continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; In the Years 1789 and 1793. London: R.Noble for T.Cadell jun., W.Davies and others, 1801.
4° (265 x 212mm). Half-title, errata leaf at end. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Mackenzie, 3 folding maps, one hand-coloured in outline. (Some offsetting to the maps.) Contemporary calf gilt, g.e. (joints split, spine chipped and rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. The "earliest expedition made by a white man in this direction. His investigations, although pursued at so early a period of Arctic exploration, were remarkable for their accuracy; Sir John Franklin more than once expressed his surprise at being able to corroborate their correctness." (Sabin). Sabin 43414.