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ANDERSON, John Corbet.
To India and Back by the Cape being a series of views illustrative of the voyage to India.

"To India and Back" offers a nuanced insight into one of the most significant trade routes of the 19th century. A rare true first edition of an important work. Illustrated with fine views including Ceylon, Madras, Calcutta, Bombay, Mauritius, Madeira, and Tristan da Cunha.

London. nd [1850s]
Abbey Travel II 524.
London. nd [1850s]

Medium 4to [9.6 x 12.6ins]. Pp 4. Engraved title showing ( outline hand coloured map of the Eastern hemisphere). 16 of 17 BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHED PLATES. (List of plates calls for 17 plates only). Plate 17 missing? "The Azores." Foxing spots throughout. Original ruled brown cloth, pictorial, and title in gilt to upper board. New gilt title to spine, corners strengthened, fresh inner cloth hinge. Plates as listed: 1. Madeira. 2. Teneriffe. 3. Crossing the Line. 4. Martin Vaas and Trinidad. 5. Tristan da Cunha. 6. Off the Cape in 40 degrees South, sighting an Iceberg. 7. The Mauritius. 8. After a Hurricane off The Mauritius. 9. Ceylon. 10. At the Sand Heads. (coloured) 11. Calcutta. 12. Madras. 13. Bombay. 14. Table Bay. 15. St Helena. 16. Ascension.