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Titre : A New Collection of Voyages, Discoveries and...
Éditeur : J. Knox, London
Date d'édition : 1767
Reliure : Original brown leather cover
Edition : First Edition.
xiv, 516pp; 496pp; 520pp; 464pp; 472pp; 543pp; 528pp. 16 b/w engraved maps - 15 fold-out. 24 b/w plates - 9 fold-out. Contents includes: The four Voyages of Christopher Columbus; Conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortes; Conquest of Peru by Francis Pizarro; Voyage to South America by Dom George Juan and Don Antonio de Ulloa; Patagonia; John Niehoff's voyage to Brazil and the East Indies; Lionel Wafer's Journey over the Isthmus of Darien; A brief account of North America from Major Roger describing the several British Colonies; Colonel Bouqet's Expedition against the Ohio Indians; Reflections on the War with the savages of North America; the first voyage to the East Indies by Vasquez de Gama; Voyage to the Cape Verde Islands by George Roberts; Mr Peter Kolben's voyage to the Cape of Good Hope and the Hottentot Natives; The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake around the Globe; The Voyage round the World of William Dampier; The Voyages og Woodes Rogers and Stephen Courtney round the World including finding Alexander Selkirk on the Island of Juan Fernandez; The Voyage round the World of George Anson; Travels through the most Northern Parts of Europe; Travels of Monsieur Maupertius in the Polar Circle; Lorde Molesworth in Denmark and Sweden; Bernard Connor in Poland; Mr Beauplan and Others in the Ukrain; Travels through Europe; Keysler's Travels through Europe; Travels through France by Sacheveral Stephens; Rev. Clarke's Travels through Spain and Portugal; Mr Hanway's Account of Russia; John Thevenot's Voyage and Travels from Italy to Constantinople; Mr Wood's Journey to Palmyra; Maundrell and Shaw in the Holy Land and Barbary; Dr Pococke through Egypt; Journey to Mequines by Mr Windus; Travels to the Inland parts of Africa by Francis Moore; Travels of Sir John Chardin in Persia; An Account of Indostan by Thomas Roe and Mr Holwell; A Journey from St Petersburg to Pekin by John Bell; Accounts of England and Scotland and a 1762 List of the Royal Navy. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with some partial hinge cracking. A few maps with mis-creasing and closed tears - no loss. Occasional minor foxing and marks. N° de réf. du libraire r3544
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