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Harris Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

£9,500.00 Approx $13067.4, €11124.12

Code: 10168



Harris (J.) Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, consisting above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers... in Europe, Asia, Africa and America...Originally published by John Harris, Now Carefully Revised with Large Additions...Including Particular Accounts of the Manufactures and Commerce of Each Country, THIRD EDITION ENLARGED, 14 double page and 7 single page finely engraved maps by E. Bowen, 2 double page maps by Kitchen, 2 portraits, 5 natural history and 31 plates, 2 vols., thk. folio, contemporary calf (one map slightly shaved), rebacked full gilt panelled spines, red and green letter pieces, London, 1764

 

Cox 1, p. 10. Sabin 30483. NMM34. Hill 775 (second edition).


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, engraved surface, 19 x 15 ins., copied 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.Contains also the voyages of Quiros for 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.