London. Reeve, Benham and Reeve. 1848. Stock ID #161226
2 volumes. Volume I: 5 charts (3 folding in front pocket), 7 colour lithographs, 18 etchings, xxxix + 358pp + 8 page publisher's catalogue at rear. Volume II: 3 plates, 2 etchings, 2 + 8 publisher's catalogues, 574pp, appendix, errata. Many leaves unopened Lower endpapers damp stained, 10 pages damp stained in the upper section of the gutter. Both volumes show some occasional foxing and even light browning but are otherwise clean. Folding maps a little browned in places but otherwise very good. Recased, original backstrips laid down. Löwendahl 1079. Important surveying expedition which visited Borneo, Sarawak, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Mauritius and Java amongst others. As the author states in the preface "At the time of H.M.S. Samarang quitting England, on the termination of the war with China, the prominent feature of my instructions related specifically to 'the Coasts, Ports and Rivers of that Empire, laid open by the new Treaty of 1842', but the veto of Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary forbidding 'all approach to any part of the Chinese Territories north of Canton', my attention was directed to the off-lying Islands." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 161226).
Price: $4,000.00 AU