1789 1ed Voyage Pacific Northwest George Dixon Portlock Captain COOK Beresford

DIXON, George

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George Dixon’s ‘A Voyage Around the World’ is one of the best and most important accounts of English voyages from the 18th-century, most notably the third voyage of Captain James Cook. These 49 letters were written by William Beresford, Dixon’s cargo officer on the ‘Queen Charlotte’, and were carefully edited by Dixon himself.

 

This utterly spectacular first edition is notable for the inclusion of 17 illustrated engravings – portraits of tribal natives, topographical views, landscapes and landmarks, animals and birds, and ancient artifacts!

 

Hill’s thorough description of this work is paramount:

“Dixon’s voyage is important as a supplement to the Voyages of Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the expedition was to establish a trade in furs in North America, but the itinerary also included the Isle of Guernsay, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands (three times), Cook’s River, King George’s Sound, Prince William Sound, Macao, Canton, and St. Helena. The work previously done by Cook along the northwest coast of America was mapped more definitely by Dixon, who discovered the Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and Dixon Entrance and Archipelago while continuing down the coast and trading with the Indians. The accounts of this expedition relate largely to the geography, ethnography, and natural history of the American coast from Nootka Sound northward.”

 

Per Streeter,

“an excellent authority for the early days of fur trading on the northwest coast.”

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1789 1ed Voyage Pacific Northwest George Dixon Portlock Captain COOK Beresford

 

George Dixon’s ‘A Voyage Around the World’ is one of the best and most important accounts of English voyages from the 18th-century, most notably the third voyage of Captain James Cook. These 49 letters were written by William Beresford, Dixon’s cargo officer on the ‘Queen Charlotte’, and were carefully edited by Dixon himself.

 

This utterly spectacular first edition is notable for the inclusion of 17 illustrated engravings – portraits of tribal natives, topographical views, landscapes and landmarks, animals and birds, and ancient artifacts!

 

Hill’s thorough description of this work is paramount:

“Dixon’s voyage is important as a supplement to the Voyages of Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the expedition was to establish a trade in furs in North America, but the itinerary also included the Isle of Guernsay, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands (three times), Cook’s River, King George’s Sound, Prince William Sound, Macao, Canton, and St. Helena. The work previously done by Cook along the northwest coast of America was mapped more definitely by Dixon, who discovered the Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and Dixon Entrance and Archipelago while continuing down the coast and trading with the Indians. The accounts of this expedition relate largely to the geography, ethnography, and natural history of the American coast from Nootka Sound northward.”

 

Per Streeter,

“an excellent authority for the early days of fur trading on the northwest coast.”

 

Item number: #9850

Price: $2950

 

DIXON, George

 

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

 

London: Published by Geo. Goulding, 1789. TRUE First edition. 1st printing

 

Details:

  • Collation: textually complete with all pages
    • [5], vi-xxix, [4], 2-360; 47, [1]
    • 17 engraved plates (of 22)
  • References: Sabin 64390; Howes D 365; Hill 117
    • Hill notes that the second edition must have ‘second edition’ printed on the title page.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.25in X 9in (28.5cm x 23cm)

 

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Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

DIXON, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent