REPORT OF THE CRUISE OF THE REVENUE MARINE STEAMER CORWIN IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN IN THE YEAR 1884.
Healy, M.A., Capt.:
Washington. 1889. 128pp. plus thirty-nine plates including frontispiece (two colored). Quarto. Contemporary three quarter calf and cloth. Spine and corners rubbed and worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Just about very good. An important work in Arctic and Alaska exploration. The 1884 report encompasses the regions of the Bering and Chukchi seas, Point Hope, Kobuk River, Pribilof Islands, and Bogoslof Island, with much material on the natives and fisheries. It also contains the first recorded observations of the banks of the Kowak River, and contains photographic plates of the natives and the region, with two colored plates of birds. A crucial report to early government surveys in Alaska. BENNETT, p. 52. RICKS, p.118.
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