London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1895. First printing. Paperback. "One of the most important subjects brought into prominence by the contributions or the Challenger Expedition to the science of oceanography was that of ocean circulation..." (from the editorial notes). The Challenger expedition (1872-76) was one of the most ambitious scientific voyages of the 19th century. Scientific observations were made among various Atlantic Islands, the West Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, the Antarctic regions, Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, the Moluccas, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, Chile and the Straits of Magellan.
Lge 4to, viii, 38 pp text, 16 double-page color printed maps of the world. Printed paper wrappers with spine supported by a tape (not sticky). Title and crest printed on cover. Very bright clean copy complete with the 16 world maps. Very good condition. Item #26706