Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Volume 31, 1861.
London: John Murray, 1861. First edition. Paperback. Important volume of the RGS journal with much Australian & British Columbian content & many folding maps, in original blue paper wrappers. It contains John M'Douall Stuart's account of his last unsuccessful attempts to cross the continent; Stuart attempted 11 times to break through either to the Gulf of Carpentaria, or to the Victoria River headwaters' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate. "The Discovery and Exploration of Australia".) Other content includes Franklin in the Arctic, Kashmir, Peru, the Andes. Articles include: M'Clintock, Narrative of the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin; 4 articles on British Columbia by Mayne, Palmer, Begbie & Downie on British Columbia; Purdon, On the Trigonometrical Survey of the Valley of Kashmir; Austen, Notes on the Valley of Kashmir; Clerk, Notes in Persia, Khorassan and Afghanistan; John M'Douall Stuart, Journal of Australian Exploration: 2nd, 3rd & Last Expedition; Randell, Voyage up the Darling and Barwon; Wheelwright, Proposed Railway Route across the Andes; Spruce, On the Mountains of Llanganati; Jameson; Journey from Quito to Cayambe; Markham, The Province of Caravaya, in Southern Peru. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers, spine very lightly tanned with a couple of sml. ruffles, front inner hinge strengthened o/w fine, unopened condition. 8vo, 12pp advertiser,clxxxvi, 386pp, 16pp ads, 12 folding, partialy color maps and a folding facsimilie document of the Eribus and Terror. UNCUT and UNOPENED. Item #15581