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Lisiansky, Urey
A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1803, 4, 5, & 6; PERFORMED, BY ORDER OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY ALEXANDER THE FIRST, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA, IN THE SHIP NEVA. LONDON: JOHN BOOTH AND OTHERS, 1814
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LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
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83
Lisiansky, Urey
A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1803, 4, 5, & 6; PERFORMED, BY ORDER OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY ALEXANDER THE FIRST, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA, IN THE SHIP NEVA. LONDON: JOHN BOOTH AND OTHERS, 1814
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lisiansky, Urey
A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1803, 4, 5, & 6; PERFORMED, BY ORDER OF HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY ALEXANDER THE FIRST, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA, IN THE SHIP NEVA. LONDON: JOHN BOOTH AND OTHERS, 1814
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 4to (272 x 210mm.), engraved portrait frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved map of the world, 7 hand-coloured charts, 5 engraved plates including 2 coloured aquatint views of New Archangel and the Harbour of St. Paul, contemporary calf, rebacked to style
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Provenance

Sir Gore Ousley, Bt (1770–1844), engraved armorial bookplate

Literature

Abbey, Travel 4; Hill (2004) 1026; Sabin 41416; cf. Lada-Mocarski 68 (1812 edition)

Catalogue Note

"Originally published in Russian in St. Petersburg, 1812, this English translation of 1814 is by the author. Lisianskii, deputy commander of Kruzenshtern's expedition around the world, received word of the massacre at Sitka upon reaching Kodiak in 1804. The Kolosh Indians had attacked the settlement of the Russian-American Company and slaughtered almost the entire garrison. Lisianskii laid siege to the Kolosh stronghold and ultimately drove the Indians into the back country" (Hill). 

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