A chronological history of north-eastern voyages of discovery : and of the early eastern navigations of the Russians. James Burney.

A chronological history of north-eastern voyages of discovery : and of the early eastern navigations of the Russians.

Amsterdam : N. Israel ; New York : Da Capo Press, 1969. Fine Facsimile Reprint. An exceptional gilt-blocked, cloth copy on simile vellum boards, mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new, still in publisher's protective wrapping.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages; Physical desc.: 310p : fold-out map as frontis. ; 21.5 cm. Subjects: Voyages and travels --Explorers --Northeast Passage --History. Travel literature, 18th-19th century. Russia --Description and travel. Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) --Discovery and exploration. Aleutian Islands (Alaska) --Discovery and exploration. Series: Bibliotheca Australana ; 49. Notes: Errata on p. viii. Includes bibl. references. Originally published: London : Payne and Foss : John Murray, 1819. Summary: Narrative of northern navigations of Russians, and searches for Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passage between 800 a.d. and 18th century. The work contains accounts of voyages by the English, Dutch, Danes and Russians, in search of the North-east passage to India and China, Kamchatka, and discoveries in the Polar Seas. The Russian accounts relate among many others to the Spangberg and Walton voyages to Japan, the voyages of Bering and Tscherikow, and those to the Aleutian Islands, the N.W. coast of America, Item #171314

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