• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

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    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    CHURCHILL, John (fl. 1695) and Awnsham (d. 1728). A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others Translated... and now first published in English. London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1704.

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    CHURCHILL, John (fl. 1695) and Awnsham (d. 1728). A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others Translated... and now first published in English. London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1704.

    4 volumes, 2o (319 x 208 mm). Volume I includes: one engraved map, 4 engraved plates, one engarved illustation in text and 3 engraved maps in text; volumes II includes: engraved frontispiece, engraved title, 4 engraved folding maps, 47 engraved plates (28 folding), 36 engraved illustrations in text, and 3 engraved maps in text (p. 157-180 omitted and appartently not published); volume III includes: engraved frontispiece, engraved title, 12 engraved folding maps, 28 engraved plates (23 folding), 46 engraved illustrations in text and one engraved map in text; volume IV includes: 3 engraved folding maps, 9 engraved plates (8 folding), 3 engraved illustations in text. (A few marginal tears, some light staining.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, old spine laid down). Provenance: Geo. Dawson Coleman (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. This "very valuable collection" (Cox) is notable both for its wide range and for drawing upon original accounts. It includes the voyages of Nieuhoff, Baldaeus and Thomas Phillips. See Hill 295; see NNM 33; see Borba de Moraes, p.181; Cox I, p.373; Sabin 13016.


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