THORN, Sir William (1781-1843). Memoir of the Conquest of Java; with the subsequent operations of the british forces in The Oriental Archipelago. London: Robert Wilks, 1815.
4° (295 x 235mm). 18 engraved maps or plans (7 folding, one of these with touches of hand-colouring, 6 double-page), 17 plates (including 16 aquatint views, 3 of these folding). (One folding map and one folding plate with small tears to folds, small wormhole to large folding map at front.) Contemporary russia, tooled in gilt and blind, g.e. (joints split).
FIRST EDITION. Thorn not only played a prominent role in Sir Samuel Auchmuty's punitive expedition, but also undertook a tour through Java to study its geography: a description of both the tour and the expedition are included in this valuable work. Abbey Travel 553.