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ANSON, George.

ANSON, George.

Rare books by George Anson, including first editions and large paper copies of his Voyages and original prints depicting his travels.

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  1. A Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.

    A Voyage Round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.

    Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his Direction, By Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of his Majesty’s Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates.
    First edition, first issue with p. 319 misnumbered p. 219. Large paper Royal Paper issue, subscriber's copy. Anson was sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear, but his expedition threatened to turn into a fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey round Cape Horn to man even the largest ship properly. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1748

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 93142

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  2. A Plan of the town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee.

    A Plan of the town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee.

    A plan of the town of Payta, currently Paita, in Northwestern Peru. From 1578 to 1588, Paita was the Spanish capital of the northwestern Peruvian coast until is was necessary to relocate it to Piura because of the pirate attacks. Learn More
    £70

    Date of Publication: [c.1748]

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 77886

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