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Image for <b>Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America  </b>

Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America

By: Adrian. Translated by Erna Gunther. Johan Adrian Jacobsen Woldt (Author)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009541


Johan Adrian Jacobsen (1853 - 1947) was a Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer. He is mainly known as a collector of ethnographical objects, and a recruiter of indigenous peoples for the ethnographical shows for a zoo in Hamburg. Starting in mid-1881, Jacobsen was hired by the Berlin Museum to gather ethnographic objects and other specimens. His travels took him from the Arctic to South America, North America, Korea, Japan, Siberia, and the South Sea Islands.... View more info

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Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

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The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580
[Elizabethan England]

By: Bawlf, Samuel

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Walker Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009505


Samuel Bawlf masterfully recounts the drama of this extraordinary expedition within the context of England's struggle to withstand the aggression of Catholic Europe and Drake's ambition for English enterprise in the Pacific. He offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century from the dangers of mutiny and the lack of knowledge about wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake's men. But it is Bawlf's assertion ... View more info

Image for <b>The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez </b>(Argonaut Press, v. 9)

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez (Argonaut Press, v. 9)

By: Columbus, Christopher ; Jane, Cecil - Editor

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 009507


The introduction gives the scope and an evaluation of the historical sources of the person and the activities of Christopher Columbus. Original title page reads: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus being the Journals of his first and third, and the Letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is added the account of his second voyage written by Andres Bernaldez.Now newly translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Cecil Jane. View more info

Image for <b>Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description  </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
[Polar Exploration]

By: Cyriax, Richard J. (1885-1967)

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009495


The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addr... View more info

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For Honor & Country: Diary of Bruno De Hezeta
[Spanish Exploration; Oregon]

By: De Hezeta, Bruno ; Beals, Herbert K. Translationa and Annotation

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Oregon, Western Imprints, The Press of the Oregon Historical Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009533


Hezeta's Diary is an account in the unembellished idiom of a seaman. But it remains a compelling yarn of high-seas adventure and discovery, set in a time [1776] when most of America's Northwest coast was terra incognita to Europeans. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 26 cm.; 10 inches tall; 167 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Series: North Pacific Studies. View more info

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A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, and Around the World in the Years 1826–1829

By: Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Berkerly, University of California Press,: 1999.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009045


"This is the definitive translation of the most important travel account of California before the American conquest. Duhaut-Cilly's observations are those of the outsider with the most insider access of any visitor. It is a lively read, endlessly fascinating for all those interested in the early history of the Golden State, and a natural supplement to all courses on its past."—James Sandos, author of Rebellion in the Borderlands No Flaws or Blemishes bu... View more info

Image for <b>Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.  </b><br> [Four volumes, Complete]

Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.
[Four volumes, Complete]

By: Franklin, John (1786-1847)

Price: $1,295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1829

Seller ID: 009511


The Coppermine Expedition of 1819-1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and Dr. John Richardson, both of whom would become notable Arctic explorers in their own right. ... View more info

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The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires, C. 800-1650

By: Geoffrey Vaughn Scammell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Berkley and Los Angles, Houghtom Mifflin Company: 1981

Seller ID: 009540


A study of European exploration and colonization includes examinations of the expansion of the English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Portuguese empires. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; minor aging to front text-block; Previous owner's embossed stamp on first blank page. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has no flaws to note. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 538 pages with Chapter Notes, and index. Some illustration and ma... View more info

Image for <b> The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago. </b>

The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.

By: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Price: $625.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1885

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009510


First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper. A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition.and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and eth... View more info

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Ralegh's Last Voyage [Argonaut Press #12]

By: Harlow; V. T. - Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: First edition, thus

Seller ID: 009556


V.T. Harlow's book brings together all the important letters and documents and eye-witness accounts, both English and Spanish (in translation), relating to Ralegh's voyage to Guiana in 1617 and its fatal consequence. First edition, thus. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 25 cm; 9.875 inches tall; 379 pages with index. Illustrated with a Portrait and two maps. Printed in Western Germany. View more info

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Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55 Volume 1 & 2

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs and Peterson: 1856

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009708


As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. The Advance returned to the United States... View more info

Image for <b> Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792 </b><br>[18th Century California; Botany]

Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792
[18th Century California; Botany]

By: Mozino, Jose Mariano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Seattle and London:, University of Washington Press,: 1970

Seller ID: 007544


The author was official botanist on the voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra to 'the limits to the north of California' in 1792. Illustrated with plates that appeared in the original. Includes notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. 142 pg.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears to be a new book except for being on a shelf since 1970. Dust jacket has a few nicks. View more info

Image for <b> Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51 </b>

Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

By: Osborn, Sherard (1822-1875).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1852

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009497


One of the important Franklin search expedition and dedicated to Lady Franklin. Osborn was a commander on Horatio Austin's Franklin Search Expedition in command of the Pioneer. He includes an account of the expedition and over-wintering at Lancaster Sound. The voyage was by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, then the wintering at Griffith Island, and return. The expedition proved that Franklin's ships had not been lost in Baffin's Bay. Much ... View more info

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The Wreck of the Sv. Nikolai: Two Narratives of the First Russian Expedition to the Oregon Country, 1808-1810

By: Owens, Kenneth N.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oregon, Oregon Historical Society Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009519


This volume combines two source accounts of the event. The first is the story of a Russian survivor, Timofei Osipovich Tarakanov, the expedition's leader after the shipwreck. The second is a Quileute account, preserved orally for nearly a century before being recorded in 1909. Combined, these wonderful accounts tell a tale of adventure with moments of high drama, heroism, a touch of comedy, and eventual tragedy.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Editio... View more info

Image for <b>Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole  </b>

Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole

By: Parry, William Edward (1790-1855)

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1828

Edition: First collected edition. [1828 - 1829].

Seller ID: 009525


Parry's famous voyages in search of the Northwest passage - which he did not locate - issued in this pocket side in hope of bring a uniform edition of modern discovers together with a second edition of the narrative of Parry's attempt to reach the North Pole issued as volume 6. Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, RN, FRS (1790 – 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful i... View more info

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Cape Horn

By: Riesenberg, Felix

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009506


"The story of the Cape Horn region, including the Straits of Magellan, from the days of the first discoveries, through the glorious age of sail, to the present time, recounting the exploits of Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Fitzroy, Darwin, Melville and many others, including the author's own experiences." Publisher's blue cloth with stamped titles and decoration in gilt. 4to; 26.5 cm; 10.5 inches tall; 452 pages with 24 appendices and index. Map endpages with 18 ... View more info

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The Vineland Map And The Tartar Relation

By: Skelton, R. A.; Marston , Thomas E. ; Painter, George

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1966

Edition: Fourth Printing.

Seller ID: 009538


The Vinland map is claimed to be a 15th-century mappa mundi with unique information about Norse exploration of North America. It is very well known because of the publicity campaign which accompanied its revelation to the public as a "genuine" pre-Columbian map in 1965. In addition to showing Africa, Asia and Europe, the map depicts a landmass south-west of Greenland in the Atlantic labelled as Vinland (Vinlanda Insula). Bindings tight and square. Text clean, l... View more info

Image for <b> The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America  </b>[Argonaut Press #7]

The Voyages of the Cabots and the Discovery of North America [Argonaut Press #7]

By: Williamson, James A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 7.

Seller ID: 009549


This Argonaut Press issue is considered the essential source-book for Cabot and his voyages. Numerous documents have been discovered in the Italian, Spanish and English archives that provide new insights into these events and era. Includes: John and Sebastian Cabot, voyages in 1497 and 1498, Anglo-Portugese voyages from Bristol, North West voyage, voyages of 1517, 1521, 1527, 1536, English expeditions to North America. John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto;... View more info