First edition. #7 of a Special Illustrated Edition of 25 signed copies, from a total first printing of 425. Original vellum, 323pp., introduction, geographical index. General index. 13 maps and plans, of which 6 are large folding plates or maps. This Special Illustrated Edition has 12 extra illustrations, 6 of which are reproduced from the Atlas of the Viage and the Repertorio of the Museo Naval. A major work, Wagner's thorough, scholarly study of this important aspect of the exploration of the Pacific Coast of North America. The Quimper Expedition, the Eliza Expedition, and the Galiano-Valdes Expedition are among the Spanish Expeditions presented here. Minor professional repair to top of spine and small spot on rear panel, else a clean, near fine copy of a rare edition. Custom Slipcase. HOWES W10. EBERSTADT CAT.119-54.
Inventory Number: 28354