VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America; Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon.

(New York and Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / N. Israel, 1968).

FIRST OF THE EDITION. Both Portlock and Dixon were employed by the "King Geoge's Sound Company" to secure furs on the Northwest coast of North America--Alaska, British Columbia, Vancouver, and Queen Charlotte Islands--which were to be sold in the China market. "In the furtherance of the trade the ships separated and worked independently of each other. Their voyages were important for the supplementary detail to be added to the geographical explorations of Cook. Item #27791

A fine facsimile of the original edition and the First Modern Reprint. Portrait frontispiece, 6 folding maps and charts, and 15 plates after the originals. 4to, bound in white polished parchment with royal-blue lettering labels gilt on the spine and upper cover. A very fine as pristine copy in original clear jacket.

Price: $125.00