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A General Collection of Voyages and Discoveries, made by the Portuguese and the Spaniards, during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. With other voyages, to the East-Indies, the West-Indies, round the world, &c. London: Published by W. Richardson, J. Bew, et al, 1789.
A General Collection of Voyages and Discoveries, made by the Portuguese and the Spaniards, during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. With other voyages, to the East-Indies, the West-Indies, round the world, &c. London: Published by W. Richardson, J. Bew, et al, 1789. 4 o (260 x 210 mm). 4 engraved plates and 4 (of 5?) engraved folding maps. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards. Provenance : Marcus Gage (bookplate, early signature on title). FIRST EDITION, A VERY FINE COPY of this rare, anonymous collection of voyages including those of Cada Mosto, Dias, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Vespucci, Cortereal, Cabral, de Solis, Cortes, Albuquerque, Magellan and others. Of the five maps listed in the Directions to the Binder, that of the West Indies is not present in this and other copies, and may not have been issued. Cox I:22; Hill 688; Sabin 26875.

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Frank S. Streeter Library: Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science
Auktionsdatum: 16.04.2007 - 17.04.2007
Adresse: Christie's
16-17 April 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center