• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    New Discoveries concerning the World and its Inhabitants. In two parts. Part I. Containing a circumstantial account of all the islands in the South-Sea, that have been lately discovered or explored... Part II. Containing a summary account of Captain Cook's attempts to discover a southern continent... London: J. Johnson, 1778.

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    New Discoveries concerning the World and its Inhabitants. In two parts. Part I. Containing a circumstantial account of all the islands in the South-Sea, that have been lately discovered or explored... Part II. Containing a summary account of Captain Cook's attempts to discover a southern continent... London: J. Johnson, 1778.

    8o (211 x 129 mm). 2 engraved folding maps and 2 engraved folding plates (some light browning). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards (rebacked, some rubbing). Provenance: Dr. Richard Watson (1737-1816), Bishop of Llandaff (Calgarth Park, Westmorland bookplate).
    FIRST EDITION. Drawing on the discoveries made by Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Cook and Bougainville and compared to narratives by Mendoza, Quiros, Tasman, Schouten, Dampier and others. "Containing separated accounts of the various islands, including Juan Fernández, Easter Island, the Marquesas, the Tuamoto Archipelago, Tahiti, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, and New Guinea" (Hill 1219). Kroepelien 893; Sabin 52591.


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