A New Universal Collection of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages and Travels, from the Earliest Accounts to the present time. the Whole forming a History of whatever is most worthy of Notice in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Illustrated with Maps from the latest Improvements, and beautiful Plates, by Grignion, and other celebrated Masters.

Drake, Edward Cavendish

Published by Printed for J. Cooke, 1770
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Second folio edition. [2],706pp.( Page 706 mis-numbered 506). Complete with fifty-five full-page engraved plates, and nine maps (one folding). Bound in recent full speckled paneled calf, raised bands, spine decorated with gilt sailing ship designs, black morocco label. Text and plates clean save some light scattered foxing and soiling. Occasional offsetting. Closed tear repaired at bottom margin of folding world map (image not affected). A very good example of a rare and important work. This 1770 compilation of exploration narratives covers the four voyages of Columbus, the conquest of Mexico by Cortez, the conquest of Peru by Pizarro, Wafer's voyage to Darien and the voyages of De Gama, Anson, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh and many others. The nine maps are of North America, South America, the world, the West Indies, the East Indies (India and the Malaysian peninsula), Asia, Africa, Italy and Germany. An octavo edition with only 10 plates and maps appeared in 1767 and the first folio edition was published in 1768. Cox I, 18. Sabin 20826. ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGES MAY APPLY. PLEASE PROVIDE POSTAL CODE WHEN REQUESTING SHIPMENT ESTIMATE. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A New Universal Collection of Authentic and ...
Publisher: Printed for J. Cooke
Publication Date: 1770
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 2nd Edition

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