1748 ATLAS Maps 1ed George Anson Navy Voyage Round World Pacific Spain America

ANSON, George

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George Anson was an 18th-century British Navy admiral who is noted for his important world voyage in which he circumnavigated the globe. This voyage, beginning in 1740, was initiated in order to disrupt Spain and their acquisitions from the Pacific – even though the squadron saw certain danger.

“Anson’s voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters” (Rodger, 239)

He saw substantial victory by capturing Spanish ships carrying pieces of eight, silver, and other treasure; thus, allowing Anson to return home a very rich sailor. This voyage took Anson and company into South America and home by way of China – a true world voyage!

 

This 1748 first edition features an impressive atlas tome filled with 42 folding engravings!

 

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1748 ATLAS Maps 1ed George Anson Navy Voyage Round World Pacific Spain America

 

George Anson was an 18th-century British Navy admiral who is noted for his important world voyage in which he circumnavigated the globe. This voyage, beginning in 1740, was initiated in order to disrupt Spain and their acquisitions from the Pacific – even though the squadron saw certain danger.

“Anson’s voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters” (Rodger, 239)

He saw substantial victory by capturing Spanish ships carrying pieces of eight, silver, and other treasure; thus, allowing Anson to return home a very rich sailor. This voyage took Anson and company into South America and home by way of China – a true world voyage!

 

This 1748 first edition features an impressive atlas tome filled with 42 folding engravings!

 

Item number: #18576

Price: $4950

 

ANSON, George

 

A voyage round the world: in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. by George Anson, Esq; commander in chief of a squadron of His Majesty’s ships,

 

London: printed for John and Paul Knapton, 1748. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [34], 417, [3]
    • Atlas: 42 plates (18 folding maps)
  • References: Sabin 1625/6; ESTC, 74545; Palau 12865; Cox I, 49; Rodger, Command of the Ocean; Lowndes 49 (first ed only)
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • C. Reed
    • Mary Lilliott
    • Baron Fonter
    • Ramsay
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size:
    • Voyages – ~9.5in X 8in (24cm x 20cm)
    • Atlas – ~12.25in X 10.25in (31cm x 25.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $10,000

 

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18576

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ANSON, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete