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Cavendish Pelham
The World: Or, the Present State of the Universe. Being a General and Complete Collection of Modern Voyages and Travels. Selected, Arranged, and Digested, From the Narratives of the Latest and Most Authentic Travellers and Navigators
J Stratford, London, 1806. A rare complete set in 2 volumes with additional illustrations. In contemporary full calf bindings. Classed as 'fair' because the bindings are splitting at the spine joints (although boards currently attached) and because, in addition to the illustrations it should have, a previous owner has added plates and maps, some pasted to the reverse of plates. Vol I: 1806; with pasted plate of Amphitheatre of Vespasian to front pastedown; folding colour map of N Pacific Ocean; title page; preface; folding map of the world; 5 single page maps with pasted plates on reverse; folding sketch of R. Scheldt; folding map of Lower Egypt; folding chart of voyage; map of the Island of Walcheren; 93 plates in total; text on Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt by C S Sonnini; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778 and 1780. Pp145-344; Voyage of Discovery of the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World. 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Captain George Vancouver; A Missionary Voyage to the South Pacfic Ocean. Captain James Wilson; Earl Macartney's Embassy to the Emperor of China; the Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; and Mr Hodges' Travels to India; 764pp plus 4pp of Index. Vol. II: 1808; pasted plate to front pastedown and plates of Hindoo market to fep; title page; folding map of Spain and Portugal; folding map of Upper Egypt; 78 plates in total; Perouse's Voyage around the World; Voyage in Search of Perouse; Lessop's Travels in Kamptschatka; A Voyage arou … [Click Below for Full Description]
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