Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hibernia')

 
  Lot 71
 

71

BLIGH, WILLIAM: A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN SEA,...

BLIGH, WILLIAM: A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN SEA, UNDERTAKEN BY COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONVEYING THE BREAD-FRUIT TREE TO THE WEST INDIES, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE BOUNTY
first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece by J. Condé after J. Russell, three plates by MacKenzie, two folding and four charts, three folding, by Harrison and Walker, contemporary sprinkled calf (skilfully rebacked), for G. Nicol, 1791

First edition and a fine copy with wide margins of an important work, the first narrative of the mutiny and Bligh's journey from Tofua to Timor. The original document in Bligh's hand was sold at Christie's in 1976. Hill p/27 (an extremely important book); Ferguson 125; Wantrup 62a.

Sold for £8,680
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
BLIGH, WILLIAM: A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTHERN SEA, UNDERTAKEN BY COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONVEYING THE BREAD-FRUIT TREE TO THE WEST INDIES, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE BOUNTY
first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece by J. Condé after J. Russell, three plates by MacKenzie, two folding and four charts, three folding, by Harrison and Walker, contemporary sprinkled calf (skilfully rebacked), for G. Nicol, 1791

First edition and a fine copy with wide margins of an important work, the first narrative of the mutiny and Bligh's journey from Tofua to Timor. The original document in Bligh's hand was sold at Christie's in 1976. Hill p/27 (an extremely important book); Ferguson 125; Wantrup 62a.