Catalog Record: United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 | Hathi Trust Digital Library


United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. ...

Related Names: Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877.
Language(s): English
Published: Philadelphia : Printed by C. Sherman, 1844-1874.
Subjects: Scientific expeditions.
Scientific expeditions.
Pacific Ocean.
North America > Northwest Coast of North America.
Northwest Coast of North America.
Pacific Ocean.
Note: Vol. 8 was originally published as Mammalia and ornithology, by Titian R. Peale ... Philadelphia, Printed by C. Sherman, 1848. This volume was later suppressed and replaced by the one by John Cassin.
Volumes of unfinished plates - some of them in proof before lettering - are found, without t.p. or other printed matter. The Library of Congress has two such volumes: one of 71 pl. (4 col.) from the atlases to Botany, and one of 32 col. pl., 28 of which belong to the unpublished v. 21-11, Icthyology, and 4 to v. 12, Mollusca and shells.
Vol. 19 was partly printed, and left in sheets.
The publication was never completed. Five volumes are unpublished: v. 18 Botany, by Asa Gray; v. 19, Geographical distribution of animals and plants, by Charles Pickering; v. 21-22, Ichthyology, by Louis Agassiz; v. 24, Physics, by Charles Wilkes.
By the same act, the edition was limited to 100 copies.
Published under act of Congress of Aug. 26, 1842, which provided: "That there shall be published ... an account of the discoveries made by the Exploring expedition under the command of Lieutenant Wilkes ... which account shall be ... published in a form similar to the voyage of the Astrolabe, lately published by the government of France."
Physical Description: 19 volumes in 21 : illustrations, plates, portraits, maps, plans, tables, diagrams ; 33 x 24 cm + 10 atlases
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