Voyage fait … dans le nord de la Russie Asiatique… et sur les Côtes de L'Amérique…
Voyage fait par ordre de l'Impératrice de Russie Catherine II, dans le nord de la Russie Asiatique, dans la Mer Glaciale, dans la mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Côtes de L'Amérique, depuis 1785 jusq'en 1794, Par le Commodore Billings... traduit de l'anglais avec des notes, par J. Castera.

Paris: F. Buisson, An X, 1802.

Two text volumes, octavo, and a quarto atlas with 14 engraved plates and a large folding engraved map; the text volumes in fine contemporary bindings of polished marbled calf, spines ornately panelled in gilt with blue numbering pieces and crimson labels; atlas volume large with edges completely uncut, bound in a simple modern wrapper with printed label; preserved in a large folding quarter green morocco and cloth bookform box.

First French edition

A very attractive copy of the first French edition of Sauer's account of the Billings voyage to the Aleutians and to the Siberian and north American coasts, translated by Castera from the English edition of the same year and including the appendix containing vocabularies of the Yukagir, Yakut, Tungoose, Kamchatka, Aleutian and Kadiak languages. The plates and map are re-engraved after the English originals.

A very attractive copy of the first French edition of Sauer's account of the Billings voyage to the Aleutians and to the Siberian and north American coasts, translated by Castera from the English edition of the same year and including the appendix containing vocabularies of the Yukagir, Yakut, Tungoose, Kamchatka, Aleutian and Kadiak languages. The plates and map are re-engraved after the English originals.

Not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; Sabin, 77153.

Price (AUD): $4,500.00

US$3,142.21   Other currencies

Ref: #5000508