Approximate Reading Time, 1 minutes.
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.
George Anson – True story of the voyages around the globe
A rare Dutch edition complete with frontispiece and 5 folding plates.
The only similar copy I can find online is on this Dutch Book Store website:
listed for € 895,00.
Author: George Anson
Title: True story of the voyage around the globe,
undertaken by order of the king of Great Britain
in the year 1740 with an escader of six warships
Publisher: Delft, R. Boitet, 1754
Size: Quarto, approx. 8 1/4 inches tall, approx. 7 inches wide, approx. 1 3/4 inches thick.
Anson, G. Echt verhaal der reistogt rondsom den aardkloot, Ondernomen (…) inden jare 1740. Delft, R. Boitet, 1754, 3rd enl. ed., LXXII,410,(13)p., engr. frontisp. portrait, 5 fold. plates, modern marbled boards, 4to. – Final leaf dam. and laid down; occas. sl. dampstained in blank margins (not affecting the plates).
Good used antique condition: Anson, George. Real story of the journey around the globe, Ondernomen (…) in the year 1740. Delft, R. Boitet, 1754, 3rd enl. ed., LXXII,410,(13)p., engr. frontispiece portrait, 5 fold out plates, modern marbled boards, 4to. – Final leaf dam. and laid-down; occasional sl. dampstained in blank margins (not affecting the plates).