Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 264

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(TRAVEL.) Dampier, William; et al. A Collection of Voyages. 17 maps, 46 plates. 4 volumes. 8vo, early calf, moderate wear, tastefully rebacked; minor wear to contents in spots. (GM) London, 1729

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The collected works of the renowned English explorer / pirate / naval officer who made three circumnavigations and visited Virginia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and much of the remainder of the known world (including the first visit of an Englishman to Australia). Also includes shorter selections from the voyages of Lionel Wafer, William Funnell, and others. "Considered by many to be the best edition. . . . Dampier's accounts show him to have been a careful observer of everything affecting navigation and of the natural history of the lands he visited. . . . Through his writings, Dampier made known the profitable possibilities of the Pacific"--Hill 422. European Americana 729/69; Sabin 18373.