First edition. 8vo. pp. XXIV, 446, 449-596, [2, “Berbesserungen”]; three folding maps; occasional browning to text, bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor, University of Oxford, else very good in contemporary half vellum, pencilled title “Forster” to spine.
Sabin 25136 ; Chavanne 165; AB 5159; Howgego I.F63. “A learned account of the various expeditions for discovering the North-West and North-East Passages” (Sabin); “Chronicle of northern hemispheric exploration from antiquity to the middle of the 18th century, which includes (p. 299-596) chapters on the voyages of the principal seafaring countries, beginning in the 15th century (AB, which also mentions the irregular pagination with “447-448 omitted in numbering”). Forster (1729-1798) and his son Georg took part in Captain Cook’s second voyage. His overview of northern exploration first appeared in this German edition; it was published in English as History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North (1786).
Author Forster, Johann Reinhold.
Binding Contemporary half vellum
Publisher Frankfurt an der Oder: Carl Gottlieb Strauss
Condition See description
Pages pp. XXIV, 446, 449-596, [2, “Berbesserungen”]