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THE GREAT UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1838-1842 William Stanton 1975 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Stanton, William
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California, University of California Press, 1975, 433 pp, b/w illustrations, mapped end papers. Pale blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has minor edge wear, book is fine. Fine condition.

Recounts the Wilkes Expedition, whose six ships set out from Norfolk in summer 1838 to sail to the polar regions, the South Pacific, and the coasts of present-day Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The expedition discovered new islands and reefs in the Pacific and charted the Fijis and other islands. Its men explored, fought with natives, and gathered copious scientific specimens, many of which were given to the National Museum, the Naval Observatory, and the U.S. Botanical Garden

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