The Voyage of George Vancouver 1791-1795
Four Volume Set â€” Complete
Lamb, W. Kaye â€“ Editor
London: Hakluyt Society, Hakluyt Society Series 2 No. 163,164,165 and 166.
An excellent set in Near Fine unclipped dust jackets, 4 volumes 1984, First Editions. 8vo – 22.2cm. 1752pp. total for all four volumes. A very clean and complete set with no prior ownership designation, no foxing, folds or tears.
Volume I: xx, 442 + 5 maps, 14 black-and-white plates including large folding chart at rear.
Volume II: ix, 443-786 + 5 maps, 14 black-and-white plates.
Volume III: viii, 787-1230 + 4 maps, 5 black-and-white plates.
Volume IV: viii, 1231-1752 + 2 maps, 6 black-and-white plates. Appendices include documents relating to the voyage and a list of the ships’ company; Index.
â€śVancouver … surveyed the enormous extent of coast from Lower California to Cook Inlet, and his meticulous survey literally put on the map of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound and the western coast of mainland Canada. It was an achievement that places him with his mentor, [Capt. James] Cook, in the first rank of marine surveyors… This is the first annotated edition of Vancouverâ€™s journal as he revised it for publication in 1798. The original manuscript has disappeared, but fortunately no fewer than twenty-five partial or complete logs or journals by other members of the expedition have survived. These supplement Vancouverâ€™s narrative at many points.â€ť –Dust jacket