THE VOYAGE OF COMMODORE ANSON, ROUND THE WORLD.

Dublin. 1819. 180pp., including frontispiece and five plates. Engraved titlepage vignette. 12mo. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Rubbed along spine, edgeworn. Very good. Item #WRCAM33689

An early 19th-century printing of one of the most popular nautical narratives of the 18th-century. The mission of Anson's voyage was to harass Spanish shipping along the west coast of South America during 1740-43, concluding with the capture of a Manila galleon carrying £400,000 in treasure. This Dublin edition contains interesting engraved plates, including a penguin, and the "manner of catching the wild bull." "This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel" - Hill. OCLC locates only four copies of this scarce edition. OCLC 17654803. SABIN 1630 (ref). HILL 1783 (ref).

Price: $425.00