A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH-SEA, AND ALONG THE COASTS OF CHILI AND PERU, IN THE YEARS 1712, 1713, AND 1714....

London. 1717. [14],335,[9]pp. plus thirty-six plates and maps (some folding). Lacks the frontispiece map. Quarto. Later three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Hinges and corners rubbed. Light, scattered soiling and foxing; some light offsetting. Bookplate on verso of titlepage. First page moderately soiled. Very good. Item #WRCAM40870

The first English edition of this important Pacific voyage, after the first French edition of 1716. "This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original, but is preferred to the latter because it contains a postscript by Edmund Halley (of comet fame), which corrects certain geographical errors made by Frezier" - Hill. Copies with the date of 1735 are the same edition with a new titlepage. With numerous maps, as well as several engravings, depicting the wildlife and inhabitants of Chile and Peru. ESTC T145981. HILL 654. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 717/66. SABIN 25926. PALAU 94965.

Price: $1,350.00