1850 1ed Capt Wilkes Pacific US Expedition Australia Antarctica California GOLD

JENKINS, John S.

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A rare narrative of Captain Wilkes’ monumental expedition of the Pacific including seven full-page illustrations on steel. Adapted by John Jenkins, this book explores the most important American scientist to voyage into the Pacific Ocean. Wilkes searched the expanses of the ocean all the way south to the shores of Antarctica, surveying hundreds of uninhabited islands as well encountering various cultures and indigenous peoples from South America to Australia. Wilkes references culture, topography, agriculture, horticulture, Animalia, and forests. However, some of the most desirable and important aspects of this account include Wilkes’ gold discoveries in California.

 

Other important contents include:

  • Views of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Slaves and slavery in South America, purchases for North America
  • Zoological, Climate, Topographical discoveries in the Southern hemisphere
  • Weapons used in Patagonia
  • Prisons in Chile
  • Spanish influence throughout South America – homes, churches, recreations
  • Peru War for Independence
  • Missionaries in Tahiti
  • Superstitions, witchcraft, burials, tattooing, circumcision, alcohol consumption in Australia
  • Cannibal rituals
  • Plus MUCH more.

 

According to Howes, this expedition was

“The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points.”

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1850 1ed Capt Wilkes Pacific US Expedition Australia Antarctica California GOLD

 

A rare narrative of Captain Wilkes’ monumental expedition of the Pacific including seven full-page illustrations on steel. Adapted by John Jenkins, this book explores the most important American scientist to voyage into the Pacific Ocean. Wilkes searched the expanses of the ocean all the way south to the shores of Antarctica, surveying hundreds of uninhabited islands as well encountering various cultures and indigenous peoples from South America to Australia. Wilkes references culture, topography, agriculture, horticulture, Animalia, and forests. However, some of the most desirable and important aspects of this account include Wilkes’ gold discoveries in California.

 

Other important contents include:

  • Views of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Slaves and slavery in South America, purchases for North America
  • Zoological, Climate, Topographical discoveries in the Southern hemisphere
  • Weapons used in Patagonia
  • Prisons in Chile
  • Spanish influence throughout South America – homes, churches, recreations
  • Peru War for Independence
  • Missionaries in Tahiti
  • Superstitions, witchcraft, burials, tattooing, circumcision, alcohol consumption in Australia
  • Cannibal rituals
  • Plus MUCH more.

 

According to Howes, this expedition was

“The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points.”

 

 

Item number: #1642

Price: $499

 

JENKINS, John S.

 

United States exploring expeditions. Voyage of the U.S. exploring squadron, commanded by Captain C. Wilkes … in 1838-42, together with explorations and discoveries made by Admiral D’Urville, Captain Ross, and other Navigators and Travellers ; and an account of the expedition to the Dead Sea, under Lieutenant Lynch … With numerous illustrations.

 

Auburn : James M. Alden, 1850. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [xxii], 25-517, [10]
    • 7 full-page steel engravings
  • References: Howes W 414; Sabin 36014;
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~9.25in X 6.5in (23.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • We find this same edition selling elsewhere for upwards of $2,800

 

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1642

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

JENKINS, John S.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete