DALRYMPLE | An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean, 1770-1771
An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean. London: for the author, 1770-1771
FIRST EDITION, second issue (with dedication in vol.1 dated 1770), 2 volumes, 4to (256 x 198mm.), half-titles, 4 folding engraved charts, 12 engraved plates, 8 folding, 2ff. errata at end of volume 1, nineteenth-century tree calf gilt
"An Historical Collection was intended to stir up enthusiasm for the project of discovering and exploring the great southern continent (Terra Australis Incognita)" (Speake, Literature of Travel and Exploration, p.306).
Cook A11-12; Hill (2004) 410
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