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Vancouver, George and Anders Sparrman
En Upptackts-Resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, Och Kring Jordklotet,. forrattad ahren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795. Vancouver's Voyage
Stockholm Anders Zetterberg 1800-1801 First Swedish Edition. (vi),184; (viii),192 pp. Two volumes in one, octavo (169 mm x 105 mm). Contemporary half calf with sprinkled paper boards. Flat spine ruled in gilt with title labels, one in red morocco. Speckled green edges. Eight engraved plates, two of which have been trimmed to the plate line which seems normal in this title; one folding map. Separate title page for each volume. Some rubbing along the edges of the boards and to the corners and the head and tail of the spine. Some light toning and offsetting found sporadically, though largely a clean copy. Howes V-23; see Lada-Mocarski 55; Tourville 4641. Du Rietz 1314. Ferguson 339, Sabin 98444. A rare copy of the first Swedish edition of Vancouver's voyages, translated by Anders Sparrman. Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus; he had served on Cook's second voyage and published his account of that, as well as a Swedish translation of Cook. The map originally prepared for his Swedish account of the second Cook voyage was also used in this translation of Vancouver's voyages; the engraved plates that depict portraits of native peoples were copied from Webber's illustrations for Cook's third voyage. A wonderful example in a contemporary binding. Only the second copy we have handled. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC [Calgary, AB, Canada]
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