A NEW UNIVERSAL COLLECTION OF AUTHENTIC AND ENTERTAINING VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, FROM THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS TO THE PRESENT TIME. JUDICIOUSLY SELECTED FROM THE BEST WRITERS IN THE ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, DUTCH, GERMAN, DANISH, AND OTHER LANGUAGES....

London. 1770. [2],706pp. plus frontispiece, fifty-two plates, and three maps (one folding). Also, two plates inserted with the images pasted to another sheet. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Occasional offsetting. Closed tear repaired at edge of folding world map. Very good. Item #WRCAM41981

"A collection of voyages and relations of experiences by travelers from the time of the Portuguese navigators to the middle of the eighteenth century, including those of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Olivier van Noort, William Dampier, Woodes Rogers, John Clipperton, George Anson, and Lionel Wafer" - Hill. This is the supposed third edition, after editions of 1768 and 1769, but the identical collation and variation in 1770 titlepages suggests that there is one printing of text with variant title leaves. ESTC lists two 1770 editions, the first with the titlepage in red and black, and the other printed in all black. This is the latter, of which the ESTC locates only one copy, in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. ESTC N470709. HILL 492 (another ed).

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