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James Burney| A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. 1803-1817. 5 volumes

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James Burney| A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. 1803-1817. 5 volumes

James Burney| A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean. 1803-1817. 5 volumes

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Current bid:

4,000

GBP

(6 bids, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

4 days

4 days

May 13, 02:14 PM (GMT)

May 13, 02:14 PM (GMT)

Property of a Gentleman

James Burney


A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or P

acific Ocean. London: Printed by Luke Hansard for G. and W. Nicol..., 1803-1817

FIRST EDITION, 4to (298 x 230mm.), 5 volumes, 41 engraved maps and plates (some folding), illustrations and charts in the text, fine modern diced half russia to style by Aquarius, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, some charts inverted, minor browning or spotting, occasional offsetting


THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERAL HISTORY OF EARLY SOUTH SEA DISCOVERIES, containing practically everything of importance on the subject; collected from all sources, with the most important remarks concerning them, by Captain Burney, who was a great authority on the subject'' (Hill).


Includes voyages to the Moluccas by Loyasa and Saavedra; the Philippines by Legazpi, Peche and Gali; Japan by Mahu and Cordes; and many other expeditions in the western Pacific, by Quiros, Dampier &c. The maps and charts include the Philippines, Moluccas, Celebes, New Guinea, China and Japan.


LITERATURE:

Hill (1974) p.40; Sabin 9387

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