1857 1st ed Habersham VOYAGES Japan China Formosa Korea North Pacific Expedition

HABERSHAM, Alexander

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Alexander Habersham’s ‘North Pacific Surveying and Exploring Expedition’ is an impressive, albiet slightly controversial, account of American sea voyages in the Pacific Ocean. Habersham describes many of the discoveries and findings on his journey, including a scene of nude Japanese bathers. This scene, along with others, are illustrated in this account. It includes

 

According to Hill,

“Habersham was an American naval officer who later became a tea and coffee merchant. He was descended from a family of early English settlers in Georgia who became prominent rice plantation owners and merchants. This expedition, under the orders of Commander Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The ‘Vincennes’ served as flag-ship to four other vessels. The ships returned, via San Francisco and Cape Horn, to the New York Navy-yard in the summer of 1856.”

 

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1857 1st ed Habersham VOYAGES Japan China Formosa Korea North Pacific Expedition

 

Alexander Habersham’s ‘North Pacific Surveying and Exploring Expedition’ is an impressive, albiet slightly controversial, account of American sea voyages in the Pacific Ocean. Habersham describes many of the discoveries and findings on his journey, including a scene of nude Japanese bathers. This scene, along with others, are illustrated in this account. It includes

 

According to Hill,

“Habersham was an American naval officer who later became a tea and coffee merchant. He was descended from a family of early English settlers in Georgia who became prominent rice plantation owners and merchants. This expedition, under the orders of Commander Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The ‘Vincennes’ served as flag-ship to four other vessels. The ships returned, via San Francisco and Cape Horn, to the New York Navy-yard in the summer of 1856.”

 

Item number: #9206

Price: $599

 

HABERSHAM, Alexander

 

The North Pacific surveying and exploring expedition ; or, my last cruise : where we went and what we saw ; being an account of visits to the Malay and Loo-Choo Islands, the coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the mouth of the Amoor River

 

Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, 1857. Frist edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 507p
    • Illustrated with 30 engravings
  • References: Hill 437; Sabin 29466
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)
  • Rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $1500

 

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9206

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

HABERSHAM, Alexander

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete