First Edition. hardcover. folding map of Hudson's Bay and the Canadian Arctic. 9 engraved plates, 5 folding. xxviii, 336pp. small 8vo, cont. calf; (spine ends worn, inner hinges strengthened). London: Whitridge, 1748.
"Pt. 1 is a synopsis of twenty-three English voyages to discover the Northwest passage...pt. 2, an account of a voyage under Captains Moor and Francis Smith, financed by private subscription, with (Arthur) Dobbs the leading subscriber; the author, also a subscriber, was a hydrographer, surveyor and mineralogist on the expedition which proved, finally, the nonexistence of a Northwest passage from Hudson's Bay." Staton & Tremaine, 207. Sabin 22312.