Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 4to (269 x 208mm.), 5 folding engraved maps (of the world, the Magellan Straits, two of the South Pacific, and the Moluccas) and folding plate depicting a Tahitian boat, contemporary armorial calf, gilt,
a few minor tears,
rebacked, slightly rubbed and repaired
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Hill (2004) 165; Sabin 6869
Provenance: Richard Borough, arms to sides and bookplate; R.C. Edwards, signature on flyleaf; Creighton Lee, Brooklyn, December 1856, inscription on title
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