Philadelphia. 1857. 507pp. plus twenty-nine plates and advertisements. Modern three-quarter polished calf and boards, gilt-lettered spine. Some internal soiling. Overall, very good. Item #WRCAM23111
"Habersham was an American naval officer who later became a tea and coffee merchant. He was descended from a family of early English settlers in Georgia who became prominent rice plantation owners and merchants. This expedition, under the orders of Commander Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The 'Vincennes' served as flag-ship to four other vessels. The ships returned, via San Francisco and Cape Horn, to the New York Navy-yard in the summer of 1856" - Hill. One of the plates shows a nude bathing scene in Japan. One of the few records of this important American exploring expedition. HILL 739. SABIN 29466.