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DIXON, Captain George (1755-1800)
A Voyage round the World; but more particularly to the North-West coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon
published by Geo. Goulding, London 1789 - (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches). 22 engraved maps, charts, plates and coastal profiles after Dixon, J. Hogan, William Lewin and others, by Barlow, P. Mazell and others (including 5 folding maps and charts, 2 folding coastal profiles, 1 plate of engraved music, 14 plates [1 folding, 7 of natural history subjects hand coloured]). Contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine in six compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Provenance: Viscount Palmerston (armorial bookplate) A deluxe large-paper, hand coloured copy of the first edition of this important account of an early exploratory voyage to Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. "Dixon's voyage is important as a supplement to Captain Cook and for its contribution to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the expedition was to establish a trade in furs in North America, but the itinerary also includes the Isle of Guernsey, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands (three times), Cook's River, King George's Sound, Prince William Sound, Macao, Canton, and St. Helena. The voyage was sent out by the King George's Sound Company, which owned both the King George , commanded by expedition leader Captain Nathaniel Portlock, as well as the Queen Charlotte . The two ships sailed independently of each other for part of the expedition. Both Portlock and Dixon had served on Cook's third voyage. The work previously done by Cook along the northwest coast of America was mapped more defini … [Click Below for Full Description]
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