MAGUIRE, Rochfort. The journal of Rochfort Maguire 1852-1854. Two years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in the search for Sir John Franklin. Edited by John Bockstoce. London, 1988. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jackets. With 5 maps and 5 illustrations. XIV,VI,584 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 169-170. - The Plover's voyage of 1848 to 1854 was the first constant presence of Europeans in the western Arctic, and Rochfort Maguire's journal is the earliest account of a sustained foreign association with the Eskimos of northern Alaska. [Boeknr.: 20011 ]

€ 45,00

PORTLOCK, Nathaniel & George DIXON. Reis naar de noord-west kust van Amerika gedaan in de jaren 1785, 1786, 1787 en 1788. Uit derzelver oorspronklijke reisverhalen zamengesteld en vertaald. Amsterdam, Matthijs Schalekamp, 1795.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With folding engraved map and 9 folding engraved plates, views and portraits (including the Indian music score). XII,(4),265,(1) pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1789 A voyage round the world, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. - Two ships, the King George and Queen Charlotte, under the commands of Portlock and Dixon were sent out by the King George's Sound Company in 1785 for the purpose of pursuing the fur trade in America and China. Both men had accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage. After visiting the Falkland Islands, the two ships made a long stay at the Hawaiian Islands, then proceeded to America, they sailed home by way of Macao and St.Helena in 1789. They surveyed the north-west coast of America, which was the most important result of the voyage. This is the principal account of the first commercial voyage to the Northwest Coast and the first English voyage to visit Hawaii after that of Captain James Cook. - (Small library stamp on verso of plates). - Important and rare book.Tiele 878; Cat. NHSM I, p.270; Muller, America, p.147; Sabin 64395; Howes 494; Lada-Mocarski 42/43; Hill 1376; Forbes 253. [Boeknr.: 1188 ]

€ 1250,00

WHYMPER, Fréderick. Voyages et aventures dans l'Alaska (ancienne Amérique Russe). Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Émile Jonveaux. Paris, Hachette et Cie., 1871.Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt, top edge gilt. With folding map and 37 wood-engravings. II,412 pp. First French edition; first published in London in 1868: Travel and adventure in the territory of Alaska, formerly Russian America. - The author, a member of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Expedition, visited Plover Bay (Chukotka) 1865, and Petropavlovsk 1866, traveled in Kamchatka and on the west coast of Okhotsk Sea; later made journeys up and down the Yokon River from the Norton Sound region. He gives here accounts of his journeys (Arctic Bibl. 19424 English ed.). Whymper's account, and his artwork, constitute one of the most significant contributions to Alaska description of this period' (Haycox, Alaska Biblio. p. 254) Also containing account of the Vancouver Island Expedition. - Some foxing otherwise fine.Howgego IV, p.1004. [Boeknr.: 25554 ]

€ 175,00

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