A New Universal Collection of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages and Travels, from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. Judiciously selected from the best Writers in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and other Languages. Comprehending an Account of whatever is Curious in the Government, Commerce, Natural History, Customs, Marriages, Funerals, And other Ceremonies of most Nations in the known World. Including an Account of the most remarkable Discoveries, Conquests, Settlements, Battles, Sea Fights, Hurricanes, Shipwrecks, Sieges, Tortures, Wonderful Escapes, Massacres, and Strange Deliverances, Both by Sea and Land. Also A Description of the Buildings, Mountains, Rivers, Harbours, Lakes, Islands, Peninsulas, Creeks, &c. of various Countries. The Whole forming a History of whatever is most worthy of Notice in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Illustrated with maps from the latest Improvements, and beautiful plates, by Grignion, and other celebrated Masters.
London: Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespears - Head, in Pater - Noster Row, MDCCLXVIII . Folio, 706 pp., , 62 steel engraved plates including frontis and eight maps, title printed in black and red, and tail-pieces, dedication page, lacks list of subscribers. Contemporary full speckled calf, blind- and gilt-stamped, raised bands, red morocco label affixed to backstrip with title stamped in gilt. Backstrip is chipped at head and tail, upper board is lose from hinge but still attached at the joint, title page is chipped at edges, minor fixing; very good copy. Bookplate of Charles and Virginia Baldwin, with ink signature of Charles and Virginia Baldwin on front endpaper. Printed one year after the first edition with dedication page dated 1767. Plates by Grignion. Contains Columbuss Four Voyages, and the voyages of Magellan, Dampier, Woods, Rogers, Anson, Conquest of Mexico by Cortes, Conquest of Peru by Pizarro, Wafers Voyage to Darien, &c. Sabin 20826 Only 2 editions of this are noted in Sabin, this matches the first edition in all aspects except for the title page. ESTC T124554.
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