THE VOYAGE OF SEMEN DEZHNEV IN 1648: BERING'S PRECURSOR. With selected documents.
Edition: First Edition
London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a northwest or northeast passage between Europe and the Pacific. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 159.); Octavo 0904180077