Veiling 350 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects
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MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- ANSON, G. Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de jaaren 1740 tot 1744, (…). (Uitg.) d. R. Walter. Uit het Engelsch vert. 3e dr. Amst./Leiden, J. Le Mair, S.J. Baalde & C. v. Hoogeveen Jr., 1765. (28), 384, (2) pp. W. engr. ti-vign., 35 engr. maps/plans/views, for the greater part fold. 4°. Rebound in old vellum. (New endpapers, rather tight in binding, some small marg. rep., a bit thumbed at the beginnings, some faint marg. stains).

Cox I, 49 (Lond. ed. 1748): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. - Tiele, 42 (1749); Cat. NHSM, 136 (1749).

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