Georg Vancouvers Reisen nach dem nördlichen Theile der Südsee während der Jahre 1790 bis 1795. Aus dem Englisch übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst. Erster - Zweiter Band. (Complete).
Item ID 68516
Berlin, Voss, 1799-1800. Two volumes in two. 8vo (20.4 x 12.6 cm). Title pages to each volume, 796 pp. [(1)-386; (v)-viii, (3)-406; including half-title to second volume]. Two large double-folded aquatinted views, one very large, multi-folded engraved map. Uniform marbled paper covered boards. Two small black morocco labels with title and volume number on the spines. Early, probably first German translation of the results of this important exploration of the northernmost part of the Pacific Ocean. The large map shows the North American coastal region from northern Baja California to Kodiak Island in Alaska, and the western Pacific from the northern Philippines to Kamchatka. Other ports of call were Tenerife, Cape of Good Hope, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii, where the ship stayed during the winter of 1791-1792. Vancouver brought back "Charles" Towereroo, the first Hawaiian man to visit Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The original English edition ( A voyage of discovery to the north Pacific Ocean, and around the world, in which the coast of northwest America, has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed.. .) was originally published in 1798. George Vancouver (1757-1798) had been on board Cook's Endeavour during its first and third voyage. This voyage was a follow up to Cook's third voyage to the northern Pacific and filled in many blanks. However, like Cook, Vancouver could not find a navigable passage between the Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean. Vancouver Island (which he showed to be an island) and the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, are named after him. Henze lists this work as volumes 18 and 19 of a series, "Magasin von merkwürdigen neuen Reisebeschreibungen". Unmarked, spotless copies. A very nice set. Henze 5, p. 384; Sabin, 98444. German translation of the results of Vancouver's important exploration of the northernmost part of the Pacific Ocean