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Lot 505: Polargebiete - - Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of th

Rare & Valuable Books, Modern Art, Prints & Photographs

by Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH

November 4, 2016

Fasanenstraße 28, Berlin, Germany

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Description: Polargebiete - - Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819, 20, 21 and 22. With an Appendix on various Subjects relating to Science and Natural History. Illustrated by numerous plates and maps. Mit 4 (1 grenzkolorierten) gefalteten Kupferkarten und 30 (inklusive 9 Aquatintatafeln, 11 koloriert) Kupfertafeln. London, Murray 1823. XV, 783 S. 27 x 22 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Rücken und Ecken restauriert).
Erste Ausgabe. - Sabin 25624 - Chavanne 4269 - Embacher 118 ff. - Brunet 138 - Staton-Tr.: "The record of the first expedition commanded by Franklin in the Canadian North. It proceeded from York Factory across country to the Coppermine River, thence east along the Arctic coast to Hood River and across the Barrens to York Factory." - Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Landschaften, Eingeborene (kolorierte Porträts), Fische und Pflanzen. - Ein weiteres koloriertes Pflanzenkupfer aus einem anderen Werk beigebunden. - Titel mit ergänzter Eckfehlstelle (ohne Textverlust) und mit handschriftlicher Jahreszahl, teilweise etwas gebräunt, wenige Blatt mit kleinem Einriss im unteren Rand.

First edition. - With 4 (1 partly col.) fold. engr. maps and 30 (9 aquatinta, 11 col.) engr. plates. Contemp. half calf (spine and corners restored). - Title with restored corner (no loss of text), a few leaves with small tear to lower margin.

Artist or Maker: Franklin, John.

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