New York: Scribners, 1881. First American edition. Hardcover. Verne's work on world explorers, the first part describing the century of discovery, exploration of Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and the second part on circumnavigations, Australia, and polar expeditions. These include Bougainville's expeditions to Australia, Dumont D'Urville, Bellingshausen, Wilkes, John Ross, John Franklin and Edward Parry's Arctic expeditions. Translated from the French.
8vo, frontispiece, engraved title page, xv, 378pp, illustrations & maps throughout. Dark green cloth stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated with steel engravings and maps. Slightly rubbed at spine ends, gilt titles and rules are bright. Internally bright and clean, the plates remarkably fresh and clean. OCLC: 5398801. Very good condition. Item #24418