• 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 32

    OSBORNE, Thomas, compiler (d. 1767). A Collection of Voyages and Travels. London: Thomas Osborne, 1745.

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    OSBORNE, Thomas, compiler (d. 1767). A Collection of Voyages and Travels. London: Thomas Osborne, 1745.

    2 volumes, 2o (373 x 238 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 engraved maps (10 double-page or folding) and 16 engraved plates (3 double-page or folding). Contemporary calf (rebacked, original spine preserved). Provenance: Sir Henry St. John-Mildmay (1787-1848), Dogmersfield Library (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION. This collection, compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Thomas Osborne, is considered to be a supplement to the Churchill's collection of voyages, published in 1704 (see lot 11). 30 of the maps are by H. Moll and 12 relate to the Americas. Hill 295; Sabin 57765.


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