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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
J.B. Lippincott. 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 auctio … [Click Below for Full Description]
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