8 Engraved plates and two engraved vignettes in the second part. 4 of the plates folding. Illustrations by: D. Kuipers & N. van der Meer on paper.
Size in cm: 4to: 23 x 26.5 cm. Size in inch: 4to: 9.06 x 10.44 inch.
Leiden/Amsterdam: Johannes Le Mair, Stephanus Jacobus Baalde, Cornelis Van Hoogeveen, Junior. 4to: [xxxii], 384, [ii], [xxx], 212, [xviii] pp. Half leather over marbled boards. 19th century half calf with five raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine. A leather title ticket. Corners reinforced with vellum. Antique Book, titled: ‘Reize rondsom de werreld gedaan in de Jaaren 1740 tot 1744 door den Heere George Anson op een Expeditie naar de Zuidzee. Derde Druk [Bound with:] Reize naer de Zuidzee, met het Schip de Wager, ondernomen in den Jaere 1740.’, by: George Anson. Great Britain was at war with Spain in 1740. Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC, FRS, RN (1697 -1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years’ War. Anson commanded the small British squadron sent at the beginning of the war with Spain to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South America and cut off their supplies of wealth from the Pacific. Disasters and hardships plagued the expedition. most of the ships were lost around Cape Horn, and on the Chilean coast, and of a crew of 960, less than 350 survived. Eventually the Centurion alone was left, but Anson persevered and succeeded in capturing a gold-laden Spanish galleon near Manila. The prize he earned as a result settled his fortune for life. This is the official account of his voyage of circumnavigation, compiled from Anson’s journals by Richard Walter, chaplain on board the Centurion, and revised by Benjamin Robins.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): George Anson. George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (Staffordshire, 1697 – 1762, Moor Park) was an Admiral of the British Fleet during the War of the Spanish Succession. Illustrated by: Dirk Kuipers (or Kuypers/Kuijpers, 1733-1796) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman and poet who lived in Dordrecht. Noach van der Meer Jr. (1741-1822) was a Dutch engraver and etcher, as well as publisher. He was born in Leiden and died in Amsterdam. SHIPPING DISCLAIMER: We offer a standard shipment fee for any international destination (shipment by registered mail through our local postal service) of 15 euro for packages up to 1 kg. For heavier items our cost is often higher causing a surcharge up to 8 euro per kg. We will contact you to arrange for this surcharge.
Condition: Good, given age. Lacks the full title and all the plates in the first part. Some scattered foxing, mainly in the margins. Sheet edges overall lightly soiled.
Keywords: ANTIQUE BOOK-ANSON-VOYAGE-SOUTH SEA-WAGER-KUIPERS-VAN DER MEER-ANSON-1765