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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels. Consisting of Above Six hundred of the most Authentic Writers, beginning with Hackluit, Purchass, &c. in English; Ramusio, Alamandini, Carreri, &c. in Italian; Thevenot, Renaudor, Labat, &c. in French; De Brye, Grynaeus, Maffeus, &c. in Latin; Herrera, Oviedo, Coreal, &c. in Spanish; And the voyages under the Direction of the East-India Company in Holland, in Dutch.
Printed for T. Woodward 1744 - 2 Volume set. The second and best edition of Harris's important compilation, edited by John Campbell. [12], xvi, [4], 984 pp.; [10], 1056 pp., [22, Index and List of Plates]. 47 (of 61) engraved maps, plans and plates. Folios. Bound later tan linen cloth. Leather spine labels. Good bindings and covers. The title pages are printed in red and black. Title and frontis of Vol. 2 have a repaired tear. Library bookplates. Blindstamp to each plate and map. Pages slightly toned. Scattered foxing to pages and plates. Lacking maps/plates : Volume I - p. 1 map 'Chart of the world', p. 6 map 'Map of the world', p. 235 plate 'Inhabitants of Callifornia', p. 243 plate 'Plan of Lima', p. 325 map 'A Complete Map of the Southern Continent', p.717 map 'Map of Africa'; Volume II - p. 1 map 'Map of America', p. 3 map 'Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean', p. 39 map 'Chart of the West-Indies', p. 183 plate 'City of S. Salvador', p. ,323 map 'A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana', p. 377 map 'Draught of the North Pole', p. 388 plate 'Whale Fishery', p. 584 plate 'Prospect of the City of Genoa.' cf: Arnot 23; Brunet III, 49; Clancy 6.25; Cox I, p.10; Davidson pp. 37-38; Hill (2004) 775; Perry p. 60 & pl. 29; Sabin 30483; Schilder map 87; Lada-Mocarski 3. An essential compilation for collections of travel and voyages to the Americas, the Pacific, China, Africa and Asia. "The second edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities? To the original extensive collection [including Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narbrough and Dampier] added accounts of voyages completed since the first publication: Christopher Middleton to Hudson's Bay, 1741-42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725-26; Woodes Rogers's circumnavigation, 1708-11; Clipperton and Shelvocke's circumnavigation, 1719-22; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33; and the various travels of Lord Anson, 1740-44" - Hill. "Rearranged to reflect the new English interest in the Pacific. The Pacific was no longer regarded as a Spanish lake" ? Steele , English Interpreters of the Iberian New World from Purchas to Stevens, pp. 117-118, 178. The preface has been attributed to John Locke. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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