A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88. Nathaniel Portlock.
A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.
A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.
A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.
A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.
A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.

A Voyage Round the World, but more particularly to the North-West coast of America. Performed in the years 1785, 86, 87, and 88.

1789. London: Stockdale and Goulding, 1789.

4to, xii, 384, xl pp., with 6 folding copper-engraved charts, and 13 copper-engraved plates (of 14, lacking the “sketch of the west side of Montague Island) including port. The bird plates are uncolored as issued (though often found colored). Modern calf antique, joints a little scuffed, frontispiece, title-page, and final leaf browned, margins of some maps repaired not touching the image. A good reading copy.

§ First edition. “The principal and successful object of Portlock’s expedition was to open the fur trade in Northwest America. It was also significant as the first English voyage to visit Hawaii, which it did three times, after that of Captain Cook, on whose third voyage Portlock served. Expedition leader Nathaniel Portlock sailed with George Dixon as co-commander; their two ships, the King George and Queen Charlotte sailed part of the way independently. Portlock’s vivid encounters with the American Indians and the Russians serve to broaden the perspective provided by the William Beresford/George Dixon account” (Hill). Two years after this voyage Portlock served as commander of the second vessel on the second voyage of Captain Bligh. Forbes, Hawaii, 177; Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.239. Lada-Mocarski 42. Sabin 64389; Wagner Northwest Coast 738-43. Item #124269

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