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New York: Appleton, 1870. 5 plates + text illustrations. 8vo, blue pebbled cloth, spine stamped pictorially in gold; (some wear at top of spine, and 1 inch strip missing from the bottom). New York: Appleton, 1870. First American Edition. Save for the binding fault, a clean, tight copy of an uncommon book.
Philadelphia: 1840. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 23 5/8" x 33 7/8". Beautifully detailed map of the islands of Fiji showing major towns, waterways and other geographical features. This chart was published in Wilkes' "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842", which describes his explorations and cultural encounters in mapping the South Seas, the American west, parts of South America, the East Indies and Antarctica. Overall toning, wear to original...