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Price: EUR 200,00

[Illustrated book, colour plates] Skogman, C.

Fregatten Eugenies resa omkring jorden åren 1851-1853 under befäl af C. A. Virgin. Utgifven af C. Skogman. Med litografier, träsnitt och kartor.

Stockholm. Adolf Bonnier. 1855. 4:o. Two parts in one volume. Part I: (VI pp.) title and contents + (2 pp.) book binders list + 250 pp.; Part II: (VI) title and contens + (2) book binders list + 224 pp. + (2 pp.) + 18 color lithographs + 2 tinted lithographs + 25 wood engrawings + 3 folding maps. This copy has both the book binders lists.

Contemporary brown half calf. Marbled board papers. Four raised bands. Gilt spine with ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. Small loss at upper spine. Light wear to the binding. One small tear. A couple of pages with a few minor stains in the margins. Front fly leaf inscribed. Minor foxing to the margins of the maps. Internally in fantastic condition. Bright plates. A great copy of a book which almost always is in bad condition.

A classsic swedish travel. The first swedish circumnavigation of the world. in the years 1851-1853. The ship visited among other places San Francisco at the heigt of the gold rush, Hawaii, Rio, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, The Galapagos, Panama and Tahiti. The ships progress around the world was followed by an excited public through letters published in the swedish newspapers. When the ship returned the publisher of this book, Bonnier, had himself transported to the ship to sign a book contract with the author. This book became a huge success and saved the publishing company from hard times. Many other books followed, and a scientific work on the collections brought to Sweden by the ship was published during the next 50 years, well in to the 20th century.

Item No: 149