Lot 34 of 455:
Anson's Voyage 2nd Ed 1748 Octavo Issue  

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$600 - $900

Title:
A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq; Now Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas

Author:
Anson, George

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed for John and Paul Knapton

Date:
1748

Description:

Compiled from Papers and Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, by Richard Walter, M.A., Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. [24], 548 pp. With 3 folding copper-engraved charts. (8vo) 20.3x12 cm (8x4¾"), period full calf lettered in gilt on red morocco spine label. Second Edition, octavo issue.

Octavo issue of the second edition of Anson's famous account chronicling adventure and discovery as Anson roamed the Pacific in pursuit of Spanish treasure. 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." Cox notes that four editions came out the first year of publication, with 16 by 1781. With folding frontispiece chart of the world, with California depicted as an island; chart of the southern portion of South America; and one of a portion of the Pacific. Cox Vol. I, p.49 (1st Ed.); Hill Pacific Voyages (2nd ed) 1818.

 The "Advertisement" at the front of the book notes that this reduced octavo issue contains only the three maps and not the numerous plates of the quarto edition. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Moderate scuffing and wear; light ripple to leaves, mild toning; 2" stubtear to chart of South America; very good.


 
Item number:
302879
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