1831 1ed Beechey Voyages in CHINA Pacific Islands Illustrated California Ships

BEECHEY, Frederick William

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A rare 1831 first edition of Frederick Beechey’s ‘Narrative of a Voyage’. Beginning in 1825, Beechey was charged to explore the Bering Strait; a voyage that took him well into the South Pacific, South America and to the discovery of various Pacific Islands. This volume describes many of Beechey’s findings, including his encounters in China and the coast of California!

 

According to Sabin,

“Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn’s Island, the coast of California.”

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1831 1ed Beechey Voyages in CHINA Pacific Islands Illustrated California Ships

 

A rare 1831 first edition of Frederick Beechey’s ‘Narrative of a Voyage’. Beginning in 1825, Beechey was charged to explore the Bering Strait; a voyage that took him well into the South Pacific, South America and to the discovery of various Pacific Islands. This volume describes many of Beechey’s findings, including his encounters in China and the coast of California!

 

According to Sabin,

“Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn’s Island, the coast of California.”

 

Item number: #7796

Price: $950

 

BEECHEY, Frederick William

 

Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Behring’s strait : to co-operate with the polar expeditions: performed in His Majesty’s ship Blossom, under the command of Captian F.W. Beechey, R.N.F.R.S., F.R.A.S., and F.R.G.S. in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28

 

London : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, MDCCCXXXI. [1831]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • volume 2 (of 2)
    • iv, 452
    • 10 engravings
      • Californians throwing the Lasso –
      • View of Napa-Kiang –
      • Loo Choo Sepulchre –
      • Natives of Loo Choo –
      • Departure of a Loo Choo Junk with tribute –
      • Kwan-yin –
      • Fossil Remains (3)
      • Sections of a Mexican Beehive
    • References: Sabin 4347; Howes B 309; Arctic Bib 1229
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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7796

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BEECHEY, Frederick William

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete