The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 And Its Publications 1844-1874; [Annotated Bibliography] [Reprint of 1942 New York Public Library publication of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library of February 1940 and January, July and October 1941, with additions and corrections]

New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Near Fine. First Edition. [10.25x7.25in]; xii, 188 pp., frontispiece of Charles Wilkes, four illustrations, appendix, index; Dark brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed; minimal shelf wear, typical binding excess glue stains along front and back end paper hinges. Item #13425

The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, commanded by Charles Wilkes (1798-1877), was the first naval exploring expedition. The main purpose was to chart known and unknown islands in the Pacific Ocean and the west coast of North America. And, along the way, look for the supposed Antarctic continent. Wilkes is best known today for his discovery of 1,500 miles of the Antarctic continent, now called "Wilkes Land". This extensive annotated bibliography cites 533 publications related to the expedition. It also contains a check list of the NY Public Library holdings, text of the legislation relating to the expedition and it's publications.

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