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Auction 100, Lot 586

"The European Discovery of America", Morison, Samuel Elliot

Subject: History - Exploration

Period: 1971/1974 (published)

Publication: Oxford University Press


6.5 x 9.3 inches
16.5 x 23.6 cm

Two volume set subtitled: "The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600 [and] The Southern Voyages A.D.1492-1616." A comprehensive and readable account of all known voyages to the New World. First volume examines the voyages through the North Atlantic. The second volume presents the history from Columbus' first landing in 1492 to the discovery of Cape Horn by Van Schouten and Le Maire in 1616. Well researched yet masterfully and entertainingly told. 758 pp. and 712 pp., both with extensive b/w illustrations. Hard bound in brown and blue cloth.


Condition: A

Slightly age toned, else very good. Vol. 1 without dj.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $0

Closed on 9/12/2002