10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
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2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender
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Beechey, Frederick William (1796-1856) Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beerings Strait to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditio

$2,460$2,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Beechey, Frederick William (1796-1856) Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions. London: Colburn & Bentley, 1831. Two large quarto volumes, the Admiralty edition, on large paper illustrated with fourteen plates and three maps in volume one, and nine plates in volume two, errata slip; bound in half leather, marbled boards, spines a bit faded, some light edge wear, plates and maps moderately foxed, 10 1/4 x 8 in. (2)
Beechey traveled to the Bering Strait and beyond to meet Franklin and Parry. Although Franklin's group was forced to turn back due to bad weather, Beechey went on to visit Pitcairn Island (meeting the last survivor of the Bounty mutiny), Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. The maps show Beechey's route and the northwest coast of Alaska. He also includes a vocabulary of Western Eskimo words.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


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Keywords

David Spinney, Frederick William, London, Tahiti