Drawing on the discoveries made by Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Cook, and Bougainville and compared to narratives by Mendoza, Quiros, Tasman, Schouten, Dampier, and others. ‘Containing separated accounts of the various islands, including Juan Fernandez, Easter Island, the Marquesas, the Tuamoto Archipelago, Tahiti, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, and New Guinea’ (Hill).
First edition. 8vo, xviii, 408 pp., 2 engraved folding maps (of which one in 3 parts on 2 sheets), 2 engraved folding plates, contemporary tree-calf, rebacked, corners worn, occasional light browning, a very good copy.
Beddie, 9, 1220, 1297; Hill, 1219; Kroepelien, 893; Sabin, 52591.
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