1748 TRUE 1st ed George Anson Voyage Round the World MAPS Spain South 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 remarkable example is a true first edition of Anson’s ‘Voyage’. In 1748, several editions were published. However, according to Cox, only “one was for the author himself, which is the genuine first, and the other, often called the first, was for the publishers.”

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1748 TRUE 1st ed George Anson Voyage Round the World MAPS Spain South 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 remarkable example is a true first edition of Anson’s ‘Voyage’. In 1748, several editions were published. However, according to Cox, only “one was for the author himself, which is the genuine first, and the other, often called the first, was for the publishers.”

 

Item number: #8142

Price: $2950

 

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, sent upon an expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction

 

London: Printed for the Author, by John and Paul Knapton …, 1748. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [34], 417, [3]
    • 37 engraved plates (of 42)
  • References: Sabin 1625/6; ESTC, 74545; Palau 12865; Cox I, 49; Rodger, Command of the Ocean; Lowndes 49 (first ed only)
    • First printing edition notes:
      • ‘printed for the author’ on title page
      • 319 mis-numbered 219
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~10in X 8in (25.5cm x 20cm)
    • Extremely rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at $8,000

 

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8142

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ANSON, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete