Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes
Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes
Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes
Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Sparrman | A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, 1785, 2 volumes

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP

Lot Sold:1,625GBP

Lot Details

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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


SPARRMAN, ANDERS

A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world. London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785


2 volumes, 4to (268 x 210mm.), 10 engraved plates, folding engraved map, contemporary sprinkled calf


First edition in English of Sparrman’s account of Cook's second voyage. The work describes his travels inland from the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope and as an assistant to naturalist Johann Forster on board the Resolution between September 1772 and March 1775. Sparrman's account includes details not mentioned elsewhere.


LITERATURE:

BCJC 1276; Rosove 316.A.1; Holmes 54; Hill (2004) 1615

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