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Fine. 1st edition. pp xxviii, 521pp. Fine in brown cloth with gilt title on spine, in fine dust jacket, 4to, black and white and coloured illustrations throughout text. fine From 1852 to 1861 HMS Herald under the command of Captain Henry Mangles surveyed much of the South-west Pacific and much of the Australian coast. The collection of natural history specimens was another part of the Herald's task, resulting in significant additions to British collections. Commander David makes extewnsive use of the journals of Denham and his officers to describe mid-century surveying and charting techniques. A classic of hydrographic surveying.
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