London: J. Nichols for T. Cadell, 1780. 1/2 Calf. ACCOUNT OF THE RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA:
To Which Are Added the Conquest of Siberia, and the History of the Transactions and Commerce Between Russia and China.
Published by J. Nichols for T. Cadell, London, 1780
xxii, 344,  pp., 5 folding plates (large frontispiece "General Map of the Russian Empire", view of the Frontier Town of Miamatschin, 3 additional folding maps); quarto (267 mm) contemporary marbled boards, later re-backing calf, maroon label. Some minor professional tissue repairs to maps and residue tape marks. An account of Russian voyages of discovery. Coxe combed the libraries of St. Petersburg for the journals of Russian explorers Nevodsikoff, Serebranikoff, Trapesnikoff, Pushkareff, Drusinin, Kulkoff, Korovin, Glottoff, Solovioff, Otcheredin, Krenitizin, Levasheff, Synd, Bering, Chirikov, et al, and the text is largely his translation of extracts of these journals.
Book Plate of Wilbraham; George Wilbraham, FRS (8 March 1779 – 24 January 1852) of Delamere, Cheshire was an English Whig MP. He was the eldest surviving son of George Wilbraham, MP of Delamere Lodge (but previously of Nantwich, Cheshire) and educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He succeeded his father to Delamere Lodge in 1813. He was elected MP for Stockbridge in 1826, for Cheshire in 1831 and for the newly created Cheshire South in 1832. He was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire for 1844–45.
Wilbraham was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1821.
He married Lady Anne Fortescue, the daughter of Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue, and had five sons. He died in 1852. He was succeeded by his eldest son, George Fortescue Wilbraham.
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