74 2363 Anson G
74 2363 Anson G
74 2363 Anson G
74/2363 Anson, G. Reize rondsom de werreld, gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744. Ed. R. Walter. Amst., I. Tirion, 1749, 2nd corr. ed., (24),384p., engr. title-vignette, dedication leaf, 2 full-p. and 13 fold. maps/ plans (incl. worldmap), 20 plates, contemp. hcalf, 4to.

- One map w. large tear; most maps and plates sl. frayed; first blanks creased and w. old owner's entry. Binding rubbed and sl. worn.

= Tiele 42; Cat. NHSM p.136; Howgego A100; Henze I, p.82-83; cf. Borba de Moraes I, p.38-39 and Bosch 199 (French editions); Sabin 1641 (Dutch editions 1754 and 1765); Cox I, p.49 (ed. London, 1740): "This famous and unfortunate expedition, consisting at the start of eight ships, was sent under the command of George Anson at the beginning of the war with Spain, to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America. Seven ships were lost at around Cape Horn and on the coast of Chile and out of 900 men who left England on board more than 600 perished. (...) The primary object of the expedition was not attained, but by the capture of the Manila Galleon near China, Anson and the surviving members of his crew reached England much the richer. (...) Walter's account of the voyage is a model of what such literature should be."

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