Discoveries and Surveys in New Guinea & the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. A Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl Shelling Stations in Torres Straits.

London: J. Murray, 1876. Hardcover. Moresby commanded the H.M.S. Basilisk to Australia in 1871 and was then engaged in surveying work along the south-east coast of New Guinea. He discovered the harbor of Port Moresby and China Strait, and re-discovered Milne Bay. He retired from the British navy as an admiral. 328 pp, ads, 4 plts, 3 maps. Blue gilt stamped cloth, very slt. marked o/w a very nice copy of this scarce book. F 12801. Very good. Item #854

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