Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca or a Complete Collection of Voyages & Travels consisting of above 600 of the Most Authentic Writers… Containing what ever has been observed Worthy of Notice in Europe, Asia, Africa & America… to Which is prefixed a Copious Introduction, Comprehending the Rise & Progress of the Art of Navigation,…Now carefully revised, with Large Additions, and Continued down to the Present Time; Including Particular Accounts of the Manufactures and Commerce of Each Country.

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Published for T. Osborne et al, London 1764, Enlarged Edition… 2 volumes large folio, Contemporary mottled calf gilt,contrasting title-pieces.

[Vol 1] title & 4 pp preface, 4 pp dedication, xvi introduction, 4 pp contents, 984 pp [&] [Vol 2] frontis, title [1] verso blank, preface [2], contents [6], 1056 pp text, index [21], a list of charts, etc.[1]. With 61 Engraved Plates,Many Folding and 24 Engraved Maps and Plans.

THE BEST EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COLLECTION OF EARLY VOYAGES

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Published for T. Osborne et al, London 1764, Enlarged Edition… 2 volumes large folio, Contemporary mottled calf gilt,contrasting title-pieces.

[Vol 1] title & 4 pp preface, 4 pp dedication, xvi introduction, 4 pp contents, 984 pp [&] [Vol 2] frontis, title [1] verso blank, preface [2], contents [6], 1056 pp text, index [21], a list of charts, etc.[1]. With 61 Engraved Plates,Many Folding and 24 Engraved Maps and Plans.

THE BEST EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COLLECTION OF EARLY VOYAGES

Harris’ first edition of 1705 is here greatly enlarged, with the inclusion of new maps by Emanuel Bowen & Thomas Kitchen. Includes an account of the voyage of Tasman with a map of the Southern Continent showing the coast of Australia from Carpentaria and West to Van Diemans Land copied from Tasman’s original map, with the addition of two short articles printed on the map. The first discusses Quiros and his discoveries The second puts forward the possibilities of Australia as a colony “whoever perfectly discovers and settles it will become infalliably possessed of territories as rich as fruitful and as capable of improvement as any that have hitherto been found..” and also suggests that as it enjoys the same latitudes as South Africa, Madagascar, Peru and Chile, where gold and silver are to be found, there is no reason why Australia should not contain these minerals.

This fine work also describes the the voyages of Quiros for the discovery of a Southern Continent, Dampier’s New Holland Voyage, voyage and shipwreck of Pelsaert on the coast of New Holland, circumnavigation of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, van Noort, Spilbergen, Schouten, Cowley, Funnell, Woods Rogers, Clipperton, Shelvocke, Anson, Roggewein’s expedition to Easter Islands, etc.

Cox 1, p. 10; NMM Cat 34 (listing 3rd ed); Hill p. 138 (listing 1st only); Sabin 30483; Goldsmiths 8040.

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