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John Pinkerton - A General Collection of the Best & most Interesting Voyages; Asiatic Islands, Australasia, Polynesia - 1812

John Pinkerton - A General Collection of the Best & most Interesting Voyages; Asiatic Islands, Australasia, Polynesia - 1812

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John Pinkerton - A General Collection of the Best & most Interesting Voyages; Asiatic Islands, Australasia, Polynesia - 1812
Geography, History, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 1

A General Collection of the Best and most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World; many of which are now first translated into English. Digested on a new plan; Illustrated with Plates Volume the Eleventh - The Asiatic islands, Australasia, and Polynesia - (ii), 952 pp. + 26 copper plates.

Contents:
Title plate, title page,
Dampier's Account of the Philippines pp. 1-67,
Observations on The Philippine Islands and the Isle of France - from the French of M. de Guignes; Voyage to the Isle of France, and Manila pp. 68-95 + 1 copper plate,
A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo, in the East Indies; with a description of the Said island (...) by Daniel Beeckman pp. 96-158 + 3 copper plates,
Account of Java and Batavia pp. 159-215 + 1 copper plate,
Account of Celebes, Amboyna, &c. from the Voyages of Stavorinus pp. 216-287 + 2 copper plates,
Pigafetta's Voyage round the World pp. 288-420,
Australasia Introductory pp. 421-427,
Voyage of Francis Pelsart to Australasia pp. 428-438,
Voyage of Captain Abel Jansen Tasman pp. 439-463,
An account of New Holland and the adjacent Islands by William Dampier pp. 464-497,
Abstract of Captain Cook's First Voyage pp. 498-563 + 3 copper plates,
An abstract of Captain Cook's Second Voyage pp. 564-638 + 6 copper plates,
An abstract of Captain Cook's Last Voyage pp. 639-738 + 4 copper plates,
Historical relation of a voyage undertaken for the discovery of Southern Lands pp. 739-952 + 5 copper plates,

Condition: Good. Bindings and endpapers renewed. Interiors good. Paper is odourless. The 26 full-page engravings are in good condition. The pictures are a bit underexposed, the paper is actually whiter.

“(...) About 1818 he left London for Paris, where he made his headquarters until his death on 10 March 1826. His remaining publications were the Recollections of Paris in the years 1802–5 (1806); a very useful General Collection of Voyages and Travels (1808–1814) (...)”

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Geography, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
John Pinkerton
Book Title
A General Collection of the Best & most Interesting Voyages; Asiatic Islands, Australasia, Polynesia
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1812
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London, Longman, hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
952
Dimensions
27×22 cm
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