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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Symson, William
A NEW VOYAGE TO THE EAST-INDIES: VIZ. TO SURATTE, AND THE COAST OF ARABIA. LONDON: H. MEERE AND A. BETTESWORTH, 1715
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Symson, William
A NEW VOYAGE TO THE EAST-INDIES: VIZ. TO SURATTE, AND THE COAST OF ARABIA. LONDON: H. MEERE AND A. BETTESWORTH, 1715
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Symson, William
A NEW VOYAGE TO THE EAST-INDIES: VIZ. TO SURATTE, AND THE COAST OF ARABIA. LONDON: H. MEERE AND A. BETTESWORTH, 1715
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (163 x 94mm.), engraved additional title, folding engraved world map by John Senex, 2 engraved plates, contemporary panelled calf, minor browning at places
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Provenance

Lord Sandys, armorial bookplate (probably Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, 1695-1770)

Catalogue Note

Including descriptions of the coasts of Arabia, the Red Sea, Muscat, Bahrain and the Persian Gulf, and an account of pearl fishing. Much of the material is taken from John Ovington's Voyage to Suratt (1696). Jonathan Swift appears to have used this account in the writing of Gulliver's Travels. As well as copying one part of it more or less verbatim, Swift includes a preface from a cousin of Gulliver called Richard Sympson.

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