Rosove 346 “very rare”; Spence 1247; not in Taurus Collection
RARE. “A review of contemporary knowledge of geography and the physical and climatic properties of the polar regions, both north and south” (Rosove). This separate publication was later incorporated into the second edition of Weddell’s Voyage towards the South Pole (1827, see lot 1331).
See illustration of the title-page on upper cover of this catalogue.
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