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Lot nr:902
Book nr:29821
Author:ANSON, George
Title:Reize rondsom de Werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744 door den heere George Anson, opperbevelhebber over een esquader Engelsche schepen op een expeditie naar de Zuidzee. Ed. R. Walter
Town:Amsterdam
Publisher:Isaak Tirion
Year:1748
Description:In-4, [26], 386, [4] pp. Met titelvignet, 15 (uitslaande) gegraveerde kaarten en plannen en 20 uitslaande gravures buiten de collatie. Enkele marg. roestvlekjes, bleke waterranden op enkele bladen. Gebonden in half rood bezaan, gemarmerde platten, onafgesneden
Note:Dutch edition of the official account Anson's important voyage, containing the double-page chart of the world, with California depicted as an island, which was not issued with the first English edition of the same year (and is not listed in the table of plates in the present edition).
Ref. Tiele 42 ; cf. Cat. NHSM p.136 (2nd Dutch ed. of the first work, 1749) ; Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765) ; Cox I, p.49 ; Hill 1817
Hill comments that "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century."
Price:€300 - €450
Sellingprice:€400
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