Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834. J. N. Reynolds.
Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834...

Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834...

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835. First edition. This account was written as a defense for an attack on the Malays by the "Potomac" on the island of Sumatra (now Indonesia) in February 1832. Reynolds described the journey aboard the Potomac from Valparaiso, to Rio de Janeiro, the Falkland Islands, Canton, Macao, Hawaii, Tahiti, the Galapagos, Lima and Capetown among others. Not in Spence but should be; Sabin 70434; Hill 252; Borba da Moraes II pp. 202-3. Tall 8vo, 560pp, 30pp ads undated. Folding frontis & 8 plates, some folding, 1 folding map. Scattered foxing throughout, as usual, heavy in some places, but the plates are remarkably clean, with some lt. foxing on the chart of Lima. Text has settled in the boards, the bottom foredge now meeting the bookshelf. Original brown cloth with a raised abstract reminiscent of a Greek key design. Rebacked with the original spine laid on, slightly dulled. Item #8058

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