London, John Stockdale, 1793.
Quarto, [ii] (engraved title page with vignette, verso blank), [xvi], 583,  (blank) pages plus a portrait frontispiece, 5 maps and charts (2 of them large folding maps), and 10 engraved plates (from artwork 'Drawn on the Spot by Captains Hunter, & Bradley, Lieutenant Dawes, & Governor King', with one engraved by William Blake).
Later full morocco, extensively decorated in gilt (the spine in compartments); leather lightly rubbed and scuffed at the rear; frontispiece and engraved title leaf moderately foxed and offset, with small light tidemarks along the top margin; the foot of the descenders of the date at the foot of the title page only very lightly shaved (much less so than is often found); both folding maps offset, with a few insignificant short sealed tears (and two small stains to the leading margin of the first map); marginal discolouration and foxing to the plates and some leaves; last page (a blank) marked and foxed, with a few surface abrasions; minor signs of use and age throughout; overall a decent wide-margined copy.
The journal of John Hunter, second Governor of New South Wales, is an important source for the early European settlement of Australia. Plates include the first published illustration of the new settlement ('View of the Settlement on Sydney Cove', after a sketch by the author), and 'A Family of New South Wales', engraved by William Blake after a drawing by Philip Gidley King. Ferguson 152; Wantrup 13.