[TRAVEL] [WALTER, RICHARD, compiler]. GEORGE ANSON, Baron. A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George ...
London: Printed for the author by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. First edition, apparently the deluxe version on thick paper (i.e. the Royal Paper edition), one of about 350 copies subscribed; this is the first issue with page 319 misnumbered 219 (corrected in ink in this copy). Period calf, rebacked, all edges mottled red. 10 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (27.5 x 22.5 cm); , [6-subscriber list],  ff., 417,  pp., [1-plate list] f., with 13 folded maps and 29 folded plates. Neatly rebacked, covers worn, somewhat trimmed, some offsetting and occasional spotting to plates, but in all a sound copy. With the bookplates of Gustavia A. Senff and Frederick P. Rose.
The standard account of Anson's near-disastrous voyage to plunder the Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. After many mishaps, in June 1743 he achieved his single, albeit substantial victory, capturing the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, carrying over a million pieces of eight and vast amounts of silver. Cox Vol. I, p. 49; Hill 1817; Borba de Moraes, p. 38; Kroepelien 1086; Sabin 1625; ESTC T89475.
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