1856 Wilkes Pacific US Expedition Australia Antarctica California GOLD 5v SET

WILKES, Charles

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The ‘Wilkes Expedition’ was one of the most important exploration voyages ever taken on by the United States. It helped stimulate scientific growth, particularly oceanography. The United States Exploring Expedition, or ‘U.S. Ex. Ex’ for short, was a surveying voyage of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands. According to Howes,

“The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points. The official edition of the ‘Narrative’ was followed, by volumes giving scientific data.”

Wilkes searched the expanses of the ocean all the way south to the shores of Antarctica, surveying hundreds of uninhabited islands as well encountering various cultures and indigenous peoples from South America to Australia. Wilkes references culture, topography, agriculture, horticulture, Animalia, and forests. However, some of the most desirable and important aspects of this account include Wilkes’ gold discoveries in California.

 

Other important contents include:

  • Views of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Slaves and slavery in South America, purchases for North America
  • Zoological, Climate, Topographical discoveries in the Southern hemisphere
  • Weapons used in Patagonia
  • Prisons in Chile
  • Spanish influence throughout South America – homes, churches, recreations
  • Peru War for Independence
  • Missionaries in Tahiti
  • Superstitions, witchcraft, burials, tattooing, circumcision, alcohol consumption in Australia
  • Cannibal rituals

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1856 Wilkes Pacific US Expedition Australia Antarctica California GOLD 5v SET

 

The ‘Wilkes Expedition’ was one of the most important exploration voyages ever taken on by the United States. It helped stimulate scientific growth, particularly oceanography. The United States Exploring Expedition, or ‘U.S. Ex. Ex’ for short, was a surveying voyage of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands. According to Howes,

“The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points. The official edition of the ‘Narrative’ was followed, by volumes giving scientific data.”

Wilkes searched the expanses of the ocean all the way south to the shores of Antarctica, surveying hundreds of uninhabited islands as well encountering various cultures and indigenous peoples from South America to Australia. Wilkes references culture, topography, agriculture, horticulture, Animalia, and forests. However, some of the most desirable and important aspects of this account include Wilkes’ gold discoveries in California.

 

Other important contents include:

  • Views of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Slaves and slavery in South America, purchases for North America
  • Zoological, Climate, Topographical discoveries in the Southern hemisphere
  • Weapons used in Patagonia
  • Prisons in Chile
  • Spanish influence throughout South America – homes, churches, recreations
  • Peru War for Independence
  • Missionaries in Tahiti
  • Superstitions, witchcraft, burials, tattooing, circumcision, alcohol consumption in Australia
  • Cannibal rituals

 

Item number: #10796

Price: $1500

 

WILKES, Charles

 

Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

 

New York: G. P. Putnam & Co, 1856.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes
    • I – lx, 434
      • 8 full-page plates
      • 4 folding plates
    • II – xv, [1], 476
      • 14 full-page plates
      • 4 folding plates
    • III – xv, [1], 438
      • 12 full-page plates
      • 1 folding plates
    • IV – xvi, [1], 539, [1]
      • 15 full-page plates
      • 2 folding plates
    • V – xv, 558 [2]
      • 15 full-page plates
      • 4 folding plates
    • References: Howes W 414; Sabin 103994; Reese, BoW 85; Rosove 352.A2
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
    • Size: ~10.75 in X 7.5 in (27 cm x 18.5cm)

 

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10796

Categories

Medicine & Science

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WILKES, Charles

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete