Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana: from drawings executed by Mr. Charles Bentley, after sketches taken during the expedition carried on in the years 1835 to 1839, under the direction of the Royal Geographical Society of London, and aided by Her Majesty’s Government. With descriptive letter-press, by Robert H. Schomburgk, Esq. Accompanied by Illustrations on wood
London, Ackermann & Co. (Whitehead and Co. Printers), 1841
A fine, coloured copy in the original printed boards of Schomburgk’s account of his exploration of the Upper Guiana River basin, conducted in three expeditions in 1835-1839 under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society. It is the first book with coloured plates depicting the topography of the British colony. Abbey’s copy was also in “original stiff wrappers: front wrapper lithographed, as the lithographed title”, but was uncoloured.