RUSSIA. PALLAS, P. S. Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in the Years 1793 and 1794. Translated from the German... Volume I. London (printed by A. Strahan) 1802. Vol. I only.
4to (27x21,5 cm).
5 partly folding engraved maps, 19 mostly folding and handcoloured engraved plates, 4 engraved plates, 13 mainly handcoloured engraved vignettes.
Modern full leather binding. Bookplate of Martin Enckell.
First English edition.
Pallas was one of the savants chosen by the St, Petersburg Academy to carry on the work of examining the resources of the far distant parts of the Russian Empire. He left St. Petersburg in 1768 and spent full six years in investigating various districts of Siberia...His reports on the geology, fauna and flora are of great scientific value." Cox, Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Vol 1., p. 199.
(3), iv-xxiii, (1), (3), 4-552; (5), vi-xxx, (2, errata), (3), 4-523, (1 blank) pp.
Only part I of 2. Plates mostly fine, some offsetting to text, some foxing. Slightly worn binding, faded spine.
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