Kotzebue, Otto Von (1787-1846)

Kotzebue, Otto Von (1787-1846)

$2,500.00Price

“One of the great early nineteenth-century voyages of discovery” (Graff)

 

Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co. London, 1821, Octavo, 8.35 inches in height by 5.5 inches in width, In two parts, Part 1: pages 1 to 110. Part 2: pages 111 to 220. Complete with 6 folding black and white illustrations, charts/plan, 4 hand colored plates and 4 black and white plates. Contemporary half tan calf over oil can paper boards.

 

  • A Voyage of Discovery into the South Sea, and to Behring’s Straits, in Search of a North-east Passage; Undertaken in the years 1815,16,17, and 18, In the Ship Rurick

     

    Beautiful Abridged Version with 14 Beautiful Illustrations, Plans or Charts

     

     “The expedition in the ship Rurick commanded by Otto von Kotzebue, and sponsored by Count Romanzoff, sailed to Brazil, stopping at Rio de Janeiro, then by the way of Cape Horn to Chile, Tahiti, Pitcairn, and Radack, to Kamchatka. The return was mage via New Archangel, California, Hawaii, Marianas, Philippines, and St. Helena. Excellent charts were completed of the North Pacific coasts of Asia and America, the Aleutians, Pribilofs, St. Lawrence Island, and the Bering Sea where Kotzebue Sound was discovered” (Streeter Sale)

     

    “The second expedition into the Pacific for scientific exploration, sponsored by Count Romanzoff, was commanded by Lieutenant Kotzebue, and also included the famous artist Ludovik Choris. Kotzebue explored the North American coast and Hawaii and searched unsuccessfully for passage to the Arctic Ocean. The descriptions of the northwest coast of America is a most important contribution. A very important and much prized work.” Hill pg 165

     

    Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co. London, 1821, Octavo, 8.35 inches in height by 5.5 inches in width, In two parts, Part 1: pages 1 to 110. Part 2: pages 111 to 220. Complete with 6 folding black and white illustrations, charts/plan, 4 hand colored plates and 4 black and white plates. Contemporary half tan calf over oil can paper boards. Spine with 5 decorated bands with simple gilt embellishments in compartments. Very nice leather spine and author calf labels with date in gilt at heel. Top edge gilt. Very clean and most presentable edition with well struck plates and superior charts and hand colored illustrations.

     

    “One of the great early nineteenth-century voyages of discovery” (Graff)

     

    Zamorano 80    Number 48.