14 December 2000
SAUER, Martin. An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia... by Commodore Joseph Billings In the Years 1785, &c. to 1794. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell, 1802.
4o (265 x 210 mm). Half-title and errata leaf at end. Engraved folding map and 14 engraved plates. (Map with some pale spotting, some other occasional pale spotting, mostly in the margins, generally very clean and crisp.) Contemporary speckled calf (skillfully rebacked to match, some light wear at extremities).
FIRST EDITION. Sauer was Captain Billing's secretary and this volume is the fullest account of their voyage. The expedition to Russia visited Kodiak, Montague Island and Prince William Sound and marked the close of the Russian surveys on the eastern coast of Siberia. Hill p.268; Howes S117; Lada-Mocarski 58; NMM 809; Sabin 77152.
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