[(Ant)arctica]. Müller, (G.F.).
Voyages from Asia to America, for Completing the Discoveries of the North West Coast of America. To which is prefixed, a Summary of the Voyages made by the Russians on the Frozen Sea, in Search of a North East Passage.
London, T. Jefferys, 1764, 2nd English ed., VIII,120p., 2 large fold. engr. maps handcol. in outline, 2 tipped-in maps, contemp. gilt calf w. 2 mor. letterpieces, 4to. - BOUND WITH: (Krascheninnikov, S.P.). The History of Kamtschatka, and the Kurilski Islands, with the Countries adjacent. English transl. J. Grieve. Glocester, idem, 1764, (8),280,(8)p., 2 fold. maps, 5 (fold.) plates (2x containing 2 views).
- Sl. yellowed. Binding sl. dried; joints splitting. A fine copy.
= Ad 1. Cox II, p.23; Sabin 51258; Howgego M177. Ad. 2. Cox I, p.351; Howgego K37; Cat. (...) des Russica 1161. Contains an account of captain V.J. Bering's expedition through Siberia known as the Great Northern Expedition, of which both Müller and Krascheninnikov took part and which resulted in the mapping of large parts of the arctic coastlines of Siberia, the North Western part of America and the discovery of the Bering strait. "(...) Indispensable for the history of discovery and exploration in the Northern Pacific" (Sabin). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.