Boston & London: Joseph Bumstead, 1801. First American Edition. Leather. Good. Item #18259
331 pages; Howes L-93; a compilation of eighteenth-century exploratory travel by Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse (1741-88) French Navy officer, navigator and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania, killed on the Polynesian island of Vanikoro; Don Francisco Antonio Maurelle, Spanish explorer and pilot and Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798) officer of the British Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of North America, including the Pacific coast of British Columbia and the American states of Alaska, Washington and Oregon, and the southwest coast of Australia; original 4" x 7" full polished tree calf leather binding; spine gilt ruled, with red leather title-piece, gilt lettered; some edge, tips wear to the boards, spine leather split, binding firm; no half-title page, just the preliminary blank leaf; some foxing, darkening, tips folded on some leaves; good condition and an interesting compilation of voyages and explorers.