Item #33093 A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean: in which the coast of Asia, from the Lat of 35° North to the Lat of 52° North, the Island of Insu, (Commonly known under the name of the Land of Jesso,) the north, south, and east coasts of Japan, the Lieuchieux and the adjacent isles, as well as the coast of Corea ... Performed in his Majesty's Sloop Providence, and her tender, in the years 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798. William Robert Broughton.

A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean: in which the coast of Asia, from the Lat of 35° North to the Lat of 52° North, the Island of Insu, (Commonly known under the name of the Land of Jesso,) the north, south, and east coasts of Japan, the Lieuchieux and the adjacent isles, as well as the coast of Corea ... Performed in his Majesty's Sloop Providence, and her tender, in the years 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798.

London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804. First edition. 4to, 270 x 205 mm. xx, 294 pp. Contemporary speckled calf, handsomely rebacked. With nine plates and maps; light browning, and faint water stains in a few corners, a very good, clean copy. Kennet of the Dene bookplate. Broughton sailed to the northwest coast of America, via Rio de Janeiro, Australia, Tahiti, and the Hawaiian Islands, and to Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. Failing to rendez-vous with Captain Vancouver he sailed down the coast to Monterey, across the Pacific to Hawaii, and on to Japan. Where in the succeeding four years he performed much important survey work. "This voyage was one of the most important ever made to the northwest coast of America. It is on this document that Great Britain based her claim to the Oregon Territory in 1846." Hill 191; Forbes 352. Item #33093

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