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1749 George Anson Voyage Round the World MAPS Spain South America Brazil Peru
London : Printed for the author ; By John and Paul Knapton, 1749. - 1749 George Anson Voyage Round the World MAPS Spain South America Brazil Peru George Anson was an 18th-century British Navy admiral who is noted for his important world voyage in which he circumnavigated the globe. This voyage, beginning in 1740, was initiated in order to disrupt Spain and their acquisitions from the Pacific – even though the squadron saw certain danger. “Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters” (Rodger, 239) He saw substantial victory by capturing Spanish ships carrying pieces of eight, silver, and other treasure; thus, allowing Anson to return home a very rich sailor. This voyage took Anson and company into South America and home by way of China – a true world voyage! Authorship of this edition is held with some ambiguity. According to the DNB, "A claim was made that the work was written, not by Mr. Walter, but by Mr. Benjamin Robins. This has never been substantiated except by mere assertion; and though Robins was certainly employed as sub-editor and assistant. There is no reason to doubt the plain statement on the title page. Whether edited by Walter or Robins, the book was virtually written by Anson himself" Item number: #2148 Price: $1500 ANSON, George A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. by George Anson, Esq ; now Lord Anson . Compiled from his papers and materials, by Richard Walter . Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates.s London : Printed for the author ; By John and Paul Knapton, 1749. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [22], 417, [2] o 22 illustrated plates (of 42) • References: Sabin 1626; ESTC, 74545; J.K. Laughton, Dictionary of National Biography; Rodger, Command of the Ocean; Lowndes 49 (first ed only) o Note from Sabin: “third, fourth, and fifth editions, each same date and collation as the second.” • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~10in X 8.5in (25.5cm x 21.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2148 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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