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|Named Person:||Charles Wilkes|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles Wilkes; Joseph Drayton; Alfred T Agate; Benjamin F Childs; Joseph H Brightly; Lea & Blanchard.; C. Sherman & Son.
|Notes:||"In five volumes and an atlas."
With half titles: United States Exploring Expedition.
"Printed by C. Sherman"--T.p. verso.
Unofficial issue. Official issue 'by authority of Congress' originally published as part of 20 vol. set: United States Exploring Expedition. Philadelphia : Printed by C. Sherman, 1844-1874. Vols. 1-5 of set.
Vol. 1: lxvi, , 455,  p.,  leaves of plates (3 folded); v. 2: xvi, 505,  p.,  leaves of plates (3 folded); v. 3: xv, , 463,  p.,  leaves of plates; v. 4: xvi, 574 p.,  leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 5: xv, , 591,  p.,  leaves of plates (3 folded).
References made to New Zealand. Three ships from the expedition visited Bay of Islands in 1840.
Plates signed by: A.T. Agate, J. Drayton, J.H. Brightly, R.S. Gilbert, R.H. Pease, J.J. Butler, B.F. Childs and others. Some plates hand coloured.
Errata p. tipped in before contents p. in vol. 5.
|Description:||5 v. : ill., maps. ; 33 cm. + 1 atlas ( p.,  folded leaves of plates (some col.) : maps ; 33 cm.)|
|Series Title:||United States Exploring Expedition, v. 1-5|
|Responsibility:||By Charles Wilkes...|