Complete in five excellent volumes, this is the 1967 facsimile reprint of the landmark 1803 work by James Burney.
The preamble to the first volume consists of a letter from the author to “The Right Honourable Sir Joseph Banks”, in which he offers this invaluable publication “as a contribution towards the advancement of a plan for a Digest of Maritime Geographical Discovery; a work which has long been wanted, and which every addition to the general stock renders more necessary.”
Indeed, it is regarded as the most important general history on early South Seas exploration.
Containing 45 maps, some fold-outs, these volumes all have their original glassine jackets (vol 2 is the only one with damage) which have kept the books themselves in excellent health.
Mottled white boards with blue and gold titles to front and spine.
A beautiful set and worthy addition to any exploration collection.