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United States Exploring Expedition. During the year 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.

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United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842

Dougal, William H., 1822-1895 , engraver.
Stuart, Fred D.,
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877
Library of Congress.
U.S. Congress.
United States. Congress
United States. Congress.

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Philadelphia,Printed by C. Sherman,1844-1874.

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Atlas accompanying v. 1-5: 33 x2 5 cm.; v. 23: 69 x 55 cm.

Half-title: United States Exploring Expedition. By authority of Congress.

Vol. 10, Atlas, has imprint: New York, G. P. Putnam; London, Putnam's American agency [n.d.]

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."

By the same act, the edition was limited to 100 copies.

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 Five volumes are unpublished: v. 18 Botany, by Asa Gray; v. 19, Geographical distribution of animals and plants, by Charles Pickering; v. 21-22, Ichthyology, by Louis Agassiz; v. 24,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.

Vol. 19 was partly printed, and left in sheets.

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 pl., 28 of which belong to the unpublished v. 21-11, Icthyology, and 4 to v. 12, Mollusca and shells.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. 8 was first 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.

Contents: 1. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, vol. 1 - 5 -- [5 atlas]. Atlas of the narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition -- 6. Ethnography and Philology -- 7. Zoophytes -- [7 atlas]. Zoophytes atlas -- 8. Mammalia and ornithology -- [8 atlas]. Mamalia and ornithology atlas -- 9. Races of man -- 10. Geology -- [10 atlas]. Geology atlas -- 11. Meteorology -- 12. Mollusca and shells -- [12 atlas]. Mollusca and shells atlas -- 13. Crustacea pt. 1 -- 14. Crustacea pt. 2 -- [13 & 14 atlas] Crustacea atlas -- 15. Botany, Phanerogamia -- [15 atlas] Botany, Phanerogamia atlas -- 16. Botany Cryptogami -- [16 atlas] Botany, Cryptogami atlas -- 17. Botany, Cryptogami -- 19. The geographical distribution of animals and plants pt. 1 -- 19. The geographical distribution of animals and plants pt. 2 -- 20. Herpetology -- [20 atlas] Herpetology atlas -- [12 & 21 & 22 atlas] Ichthyology and Conchology atlas -- 23. Hydrography -- [23 atlas]. Hydrography atlas (in 2 vol.).

Plates in the Hydrography volume (v. 23) drawn by W.H. Dougal; drawn by F.D. Stuart.

Subjects

(1838-1842) , Antarctica , Northwest Coast of North America , Pacific Ocean , Scientific Expeditions , United States Exploring Expedition

Call Number

Q115.W6

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: 14019399
OCLC: 2764420

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.69333

 

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