C1841

Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839, under the authority of Her Majesty’s Government. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts, with observations on

Author:

Sir George Grey (1812 - 1898)

Important account of the inland exploration of north west Australia. Grey&#8217s expeditions were the first to explore the Kimberley&#8217s and report favorably on the quality for the land, which encouraged settlers to the area. He was also the first European … Read Full Description

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Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839, under the authority of Her Majesty’s Government. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts, with observations on

Date:

C1841

Author:

Sir George Grey (1812 - 1898)

Condition:

Papered boards slightly worn, with trifling loss to the head of one spine; maps, plates and some adjacent pages foxed, with some offsetting to the maps otherwise a very good set.

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145mm 
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Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 1838, and 1839, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important, and fertile districts, with observations on - Antique Print from 1841

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dated:

1841

Description:

Important account of the inland exploration of north west Australia. Grey&#8217s expeditions were the first to explore the Kimberley&#8217s and report favorably on the quality for the land, which encouraged settlers to the area. He was also the first European to record the Aboriginal rock art known as Wandjina paintings. The expedition embarked on H.M.S. Beagle in July of 1837 arriving off the coast of Australia in December. Octavo, two volumes, 20 lithographed plates (6 coloured) and 2 rare maps of the &#8220District of Glenelg, on the North-Western Coast of Australia&#8221, and &#8220West Coast of Australia, from Swan River to Sharks Bay&#8221, both with routes marked in red, mounted on fine linen (now bound at each end of the first volume. Early gilt-decorated half calf and marbled papered boards slightly worn, with trifling loss to the head of one spine, maps, plates and some adjacent pages foxed, with some offsetting to the maps, a very good set, bound without the advertisements. Small name-label of F. and C. Holbech.

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