Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 287

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
(ANSON, GEORGE.) Walter, Richard; compiler. A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. 29 folding engraved plates and 13 folding maps. [34], 417, [3] pages, including leaf of binder's directions at end. 4to, 250x204 mm, contemporary calf, attractively rebacked in period style, endpapers renewed; varying marginal foxing and soiling on text leaves and engraved matter, some plates frayed or chipped along edges generally not entering image, repaired clean tear across map facing page 94, tape repairs with discoloration on map facing page 261. London: John and Paul Knapton for the Author, 1748

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first edition of the official account of Anson's voyage to disrupt Spanish shipping in the Pacific, one of the most famous 18th-century circumnavigations. Alden 748/225; Hill 1817 ("a masterpiece of descriptive travel"); Palau 12865.