ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA. William Coxe.
ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA
ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA
ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA

ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA, AND THE HISTORY OF THE TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA

London: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, 1780. First Edition. Very Good. Item #003335F

First Edition. William Coxe's important compilation of contemporary accounts which was supplemented by details of Krenitzin and Levashev's "Secret" Expedition. Part one of the work is a translation of Johann Ludwig Schult's Neue Nachrichten (Hamburg and Leipziz 1776) and other parts are similarly based on previously-published narratives and accounts principally German. Coxe went to Russian to verify the accounts with Gerhard Friedrich Muller and Peter Simon Pallas and other Russian experts on the expedition. Coxe succeeded in securing material, narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levahser's secret expedition, the first official Russian expedition since Bering's second expedition of 1741.
Four engraved folding maps,
One engraved folding plate.
A few leaves slightly soiled
Contemporary calf gilt (Sheep rebacking to style)
Provenance: MacLeod Bannatyne (Armorial Bookplate)
Provenance: Steve Fossett: Explorer, Adventurer: Sailor and first man to navigate the Earth in a balloon.
Hill 391; Howe's U.S. Iana C-384; Sabin 17309; Smith 2985; Wickersham 5882.

Price: $4,500.00