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

ANSON, George.

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Description: Compiled from his Papers and Materials by Richard Walter. 42 fine copperplates, many folding. 4to, contemporary calf, gilt decoration; (spine ends and corners lightly worn, gilt rubbed on spine and covers, contemporary bookplate, modern pencil and ink notations with rubberstamp from recent previous owner on first blank leaf, otherwise very good). London: Printed for D. Browne, T. Osborne, and J. Shipton, 1756. Ninth Edition.

Comments: A tight copy with clean text and plates. During the voyage, Anson captured a Spanish galleon with a cargo worth 500,000 pounds and sacked Paita, Mexico. Later in life, he became admiral of the British Fleet.

Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 153463

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