A Voyage Round The World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America:


A Voyage Round The World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America:

DIXON, Captain George; BERESFORD, William

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The volume consists of 49 letters from William Beresford ("a person on board the Queen Charlotte") to his friend Hamlen, edited by Dixon, who also added an introduction and two appendices and the important maps. Dixon's voyage is important as a supplement to the voyages of Captain Cook and for its contributions to the natural history of the Pacific northwest. While intended to be a fur trading expedition in North America, the itinerary also included the Isle of Guernsay, Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn, Sandwich Islands, Cook's River, King George's Sound, Prince William Sound, Macao, Canton, and St. Helena. Dixon discovered the Queen Charlotte Islands, Port Mulgrave, Norfolk Bay, and Dixon Entrance and Archipelago while continuing along the coast and trading with the natives. Much here of interest on the geography, ethnography, and natural history of the American coast from Nootka Sound northward. Hill 117. Howes D376. Sabin 20364.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Geo. Goulding
  • Edition: The Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1789
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxix, 360, 47 p. 29 cm. Large fold-out map of northwest coast of America as frontispiece. 7 more fold-out maps and plates, 13 regular plates, 1 page of music. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Respined, corners rebuilt, new endpapers. Occasional spots, especially pp. ix - xi, but overall neat, clean and well-preserved. Some offsetting from plates.

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