7 - 8 April 2004
WEDDELL, James (1787-1834). A Voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-24, ... and A Visit to Tierra del Fuego. London: Longman, Hurst, 1825.
8° (237 x 148mm). Hand-coloured frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, 9 maps and charts, 7 folding, 2 folding lithographic panoramas and errata slip. Uncut in original boards, (backstrip renewed, incorporating original printed paper label).
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. When his expedition sailed into Port Egmont, he and the throng of whalers and sealers throughout the Falklands received orders to cease fishing and quit the islands by the new Argentine Republic. Rosove 345.
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