Lot 423: Anson. A VOYAGE. 2 Vols: 2nd ed + plates of 1st ed
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Travel/South America] George Anson. A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS M DCC XL, I, II, III, AND IV . Compiled by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of his Majestys Ship the Centurion Bound in 2 volumes: 1 volume contains the 43 plates from the 1st edition. Other volume is a Second Edition, Lon: John and Paul Knapton, 1748, issued with 3 folding maps, each from the same copper engraving plate used in the 1st edition. Second edition is , 548 pp and 8vo, rebacked with earlier leather covers. Minor foxing, very good. ++ [Plate volume lacks title leaf but Sabin 1625 attributes 43-plate 1st edition to T. Osborne, 1748.] 4to issue, widely margined. Of the 43 plates, 42 are folding (maps, ships, island profiles, a sea lion, a camp, etc. Noticeable focus on South America). Uncut edges have chipping, wear, occasionally more significant marginal wear. Some plates foxed. Early ¼ leather and board worn, lacking spine, cover separated. 4.0 Lb.