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Auction archive: Lot number 230

A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$3,000
Auction archive: Lot number 230

A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon

Estimate
US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:
US$3,000
Beschreibung:

Title: A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon Author: Portlock, Nathaniel Place: London Publisher: John Stockdale Date: 1789 Description: xii, 384, xl pp. With 19 (of 20) plates including portrait frontispiece, 5 (of 6) folding copper-engraved charts, and 13 copper-engraved plates. (4to) 11x9, modern calf, spine tooled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. First Edition. Following reports of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America, the King George's Sound Company was formed in London in May, 1785, purchasing two ships, renamed the King George and Queen Charlotte. Portlock commanded the former and was in overall command of the expedition, and George Dixon commanded the latter. After visiting the Falkland Islands and making a long stay at Hawaii, the ships proceeded to America and surveyed the coast, noted by Hill as "the most important result of the voyage... Portlock was a veteran of Captain Cook's third voyage to the Pacific. His vivid descriptions of encounters with the American Indians and the Russians serve to broaden the perspective provided by William Beresford's and Dixon's narrative...." Lada-Mocarski calls the work "an early and important original source material, with many illustrations which enhance its value." Forbes 177; Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.239; New Hill 1376; Howes P497; Lada-Mocarski 42; Sabin 64389; Wagner Northwest Coast 738-43. Lot Amendments Condition: Dark stain to top margins throughout, affecting the center of the large folding chart, large chip to top margin of pp. 195-202, lacking the chart of M'Leod's Harbour that should face p.215, very good. Item number: 189085

Auction archive: Lot number 230
Auction:
Datum:
29 May 2008
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon Author: Portlock, Nathaniel Place: London Publisher: John Stockdale Date: 1789 Description: xii, 384, xl pp. With 19 (of 20) plates including portrait frontispiece, 5 (of 6) folding copper-engraved charts, and 13 copper-engraved plates. (4to) 11x9, modern calf, spine tooled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. First Edition. Following reports of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America, the King George's Sound Company was formed in London in May, 1785, purchasing two ships, renamed the King George and Queen Charlotte. Portlock commanded the former and was in overall command of the expedition, and George Dixon commanded the latter. After visiting the Falkland Islands and making a long stay at Hawaii, the ships proceeded to America and surveyed the coast, noted by Hill as "the most important result of the voyage... Portlock was a veteran of Captain Cook's third voyage to the Pacific. His vivid descriptions of encounters with the American Indians and the Russians serve to broaden the perspective provided by William Beresford's and Dixon's narrative...." Lada-Mocarski calls the work "an early and important original source material, with many illustrations which enhance its value." Forbes 177; Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.239; New Hill 1376; Howes P497; Lada-Mocarski 42; Sabin 64389; Wagner Northwest Coast 738-43. Lot Amendments Condition: Dark stain to top margins throughout, affecting the center of the large folding chart, large chip to top margin of pp. 195-202, lacking the chart of M'Leod's Harbour that should face p.215, very good. Item number: 189085

Auction archive: Lot number 230
Auction:
Datum:
29 May 2008
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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