Description: FIRST EDITION, 8vo (177 x 109mm.), 2 folding engraved maps ('Streights of Magellan' and 'North East and North West parts of the Pole'), and 19 plates, folding letterpress table, modern brown cloth,
first folding map slightly worn and repaired (with some loss along folds), minor adhesion in gutter of pp.xiv-xv affecting a few letters, repaired tear to folding whale plate, light spotting
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, 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: Alden & Landis 694/155; Hill (2004) 1475; Sabin 72187
Provenance: Liverpool Public library, cancelled ink stamp on verso of title, stamp on p. 100, and faint blindstamp on plates
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