New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo, 372pp, Frontispiece, view of Cape Town, map of New Guinea, but lacking the folding plate of Canton. There are woodblock illustrations throughout. Steel engraved view of Cape Town p360.
Modern blue cloth binding, a very good copy. Jacob's book records Morrell's fifth and sixth voyages. In 1834 Jacobs, serving aboard the MARGARET OAKLEY, set out for trading and exploring in the South Seas. When Morrell caught a fever and died, Jacobs returned to the United States and wrote the present book. It includes a full account of the exploration of the small Pacific islands, Papua, Banda, Mindoro, Sooloo, as well as Cape Town, Mauritius, Papua, the Admiralty Islands, Port Jackson, Sydney, Java, the Philippines, Canton, and Singapore, the Manner & Customs of the Inhabitants. HILL 876. FERGUSON 3844. HOWES J38, SABIN 35506. SPENCE 623. Very good condition. Item #8858