Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean, : by Captain David Porter, in the United States frigate Essex, in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814. : Containing descriptions of the Cape de Verd Islands, coasts of Brazil, Patagonia, Chili, and Peru, and of the Gallapagos Islands; also, a full account of the Washington groupe of islands, the manners, customs, and dress of the inhabitants, &c. &c. : Illustrated with fourteen engravings. : In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]
Frontispiece portrait of David Porter by Wood engraved by Edwin; map by Porter engraved by Kneass; plates by D. Adams, Porter, and W. Strickland engraved by Kneass and W. Strickland.
Copyright Dec. 24, 1814, by Bradford and Inskeep.
Volume 2 with imprint: published by Bradford and Inskeep; and Abraham H. Inskeep, New-York; and for sale by O.C. Greenleaf, Boston; and William Essex and Son, Lexington, Ken. J. Maxwell, printer. 1815.
Volume 1: vi, , 263,  pages,  leaves of plates; volume 2: , 169,  pages,  leaves of plates (1 folded). The last page is blank in both volume 1 and 2.
"Bradford and Inskeep have just published in the United States and England: ..."--p.  of cover.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 64218
Shaw, R.R. American bibliography, 35674
Shaw, R.R. American bibliography, 35032
University of California, San Diego. Hill collection of Pacific voyages, 1371
Wright Howes, the final edition of U.S.iana, P484
Also available online.
SCNHRB copy 39088018147231 is imperfect: most of the folded map ("Chart of the Washington islands," in volume 2, between pages 10 and 11) has been torn away. A photocopy of the map made from a different copy (not in the collections of the Smithsonian Libraries) is laid in, housed in an archival envelope. All of the other plates were present at the time of cataloging (October 2015).
SCNHRB copy has the autograph of a former owner in ink on the title page: S. Sitgreaves.
SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of Dr. Storrs L. Olson.
SCNHRB copy has a modern half-leather binding with marbled paper boards, raised bands, gilt- and blind-tooled spine, and beige endpapers.
publisher: Inskeep, A. H (Abraham Hulings) 1780-1857
bookseller: Greenleaf, Oliver Cromwell 1777?-1843
printer: Maxwell, James 1783 or 1784-1845
printer: Palmer, George -1817
illustrator: Wood, Joseph approximately 1778-1830
illustrator: Porter, David 1780-1843
illustrator: Adams, D. P (David Phineas) -1823
engraver: Edwin, David 1776-1841
engraver: Kneass, William 1780-1840
engraver: Strickland, William 1787-1854
publisher: Bradford, Samuel F (Samuel Fisher) 1776-1837
former owner: Sitgreaves, Samuel 1764-1827 DSI
publisher: Bradford and Inskeep
bookseller: William Essex and Son
Subject: Porter, David 1780-1843
Subject: Porter, David 1780-1843 Travel
Subject: Essex (Frigate)
Call number: G477 .P844 1815
Date: War of 1812
Physical description: 2 volumes in 1 : illustrations, 1 portrait, maps ; 24 cm
Place: Pacific Coast (Latin America)
Place: United States
Place: Cabo Verde
Place: Galapagos Islands
Place: Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
Place: Nuka Hiva (French Polynesia)
Title: Journal of a cruize made to the Pacific Ocean
Title: Porter's journal