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HARRIS, John.

Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels:

Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers ... relating to any Part of Asia, Africa, America, Europe, or the Islands thereof, to this present Time. With the Heads of several of our most Considerable Sea-Commanders ... Also, An Appendix, of the Remarkable Accidents at Sea ... Throughout the Whole All Original Papers are Printed at Large ... To which is Prefixed, A History of the Peopling of the several Parts of the World, and particularly of America ...

Published: London: Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1764

Stock code: 72801

Price: £12,500

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Third edition, greatly expanded from the first edition which was published as a rival publication to Churchill’s Voyages, the present edition contains the fine series of maps by Bowen (rather than the Moll maps of the 1705 edition), including a printing of Tasman’s original map. The modern voyages include Middleton to Hudson Bay 1741–42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725–6; Rogers’s Circumnavigation, 1708–11; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721–33; and Lord Anson, 1740–44.

2 volumes, folio (417 267 mm). Attractively rebound in full black calf, sides panelled in gilt, green morocco labels, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. 61 engravings comprising 39 plates and 22 maps (several folding) by or after Bowen. The occasional spot or mark internally, generally clean and fresh, an excellent set.

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