A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I II, III, IV By George Anson, Esq; Now Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His majesty's Ships........
by Anson, Lord George and Richard Walter
London: For John and Paul Knapton, 1753. Octavo. ...........Sent Upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled From His Papers and Materials, By Richard Walters, With Charts of the Southern Part of South America, of Part of the Pacific Ocean, and of the Track of the Centurion Round the World. (24)pp, 548pp. (4)pp. publisher's ads. (complete although pagination after p. 296 is misnumbered 304-548 with all catchwords matching) 3 large folding maps, one with a few old tape mends. Bound in full calf, beautifully rebacked to style, raised bands with gilt title within one compartment. Bookplate of Stoneleigh Abbey, home of the Leigh family from 1561 to 1990 and visited by several famous people including Jane Austen. Anson's later editions provided maps and illustrations of those places he visited from information he later found through the government of those countries, people he had met and earlier manuscripts.
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