EIN JAHR AUF DEN SANDWICH-INSELEN. (HAWAIISCHE INSELN.) LAND, LEUTE, SITTEN UND GEBRAUCHE, IMPORT, EPORT, MIT BERUCKSICHTIGUNG DER KLIMATISCHEN VERHALTNISSE, VORKOMMENDEN KRANKHEITEN etc.

Vienna: Im Selbstverlage des Verfassers, 1869. [8],202,[2]pp. plus seven woodcut plates and folding color map. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, paper library label. Slightly rubbed. Old institutional stamps on titlepage. Internally quite clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM28400

Departing San Francisco in 1866, Bechtinger travelled to Hawaii and remained there for one year. He was particularly concerned with scientific research, relating much information on agriculture, natural history, climate, and indigenous peoples. Among the plates are views of Honolulu (including a view of the beach upon which Cook was murdered), various native icons, and native peoples. FORBES 2820.

Price: $1,250.00