Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:1,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


FRÉZIER, AMÉDÉE FRANÇOIS

A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru. London: John Bowyer, 1717


FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 4to (230 x 180mm.), dedication leaf, 37 engraved plates and maps, some folding, title printed in red and black (the red ink offset onto a map), contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt with Baillie’s golden fleece motif, without Directions to the Binder leaf


A FINE COPY. “This first English translation contains the same engravings as the French original, but is preferred to the latter because it contains a postscript by Edmond Halley… which corrects certain geographical errors made Frézier” (Hill).


LITERATURE:

Borba de Moraes 1:281-82; ESTC T145981; Hill (2004) 654; Nissen ZBI 1433; Sabin 25926; Spence 482


PROVENANCE:

Robert Kirktowne, ownership inscription dated 1717; George Baillie (1664–1738), engraved armorial bookplate; thence by descent to the Earls of Haddington

Condition Report

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Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
Frézier | A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Peru, 1717
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