Author Parry, W. E. Reis ter ontdekking van eene noordwestelijke doorvaart uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee, gedaan in de jaaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper onder bevel van W. E. Parry. Uit het Engelsch. Met kaarten en platen.
Published 1819
Item ID 40106
€400.00
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Amsterdam, Johannes Van der Hey, 1822. 8vo (20.8 x 12.1 cm). xii, 333 pp.; two large, folded engraved plates, two engraved folded maps. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Rare first Dutch edition. A classic Arctic narrative describing the first attempt to pass through the Northwest passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific by the British explorer and admiral Willam Edward Parry (1790-1855). It includes a new map, not present in the English edition, combining the separate routes taken by Parry and Kotzebue into one. Spine rubbed, map partly split in folds, otherwise very good, clean. Sabin, 58864. Rare first Dutch edition with a new map, not present in the English edition