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COOKE, Edward. A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World, perform'd in the years 1708-1711. London: 1712. 2 volumes, 8° (187 x 114mm). Pp. [24], 456, [12]pp, last leaf being publisher's ads. Folding double-hemisphere world map by John Senex, 26 engraved maps, plans and plates, 6 folding, woodcut illustrations, 3 folding letterpress tables. (Variable light browning, some light marginal dampstaining.)
COOKE, Edward. A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World, perform'd in the years 1708-1711. London: 1712. 8° (193 x 117mm). Pp. [24], 456, [12]pp, last leaf being publisher's ads. Folding double-hemisphere world map by John Senex, 19 engraved maps, plans and plates, 2 of which folding. (Folding maps with some vertical creasing and light fraying and chipping to edges, variable browning.) Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, extremities rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Robert Deane (19th-century ink ownership inscription to flyleaf).

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COOKE, Edward. A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World, perform'd in the years 1708-1711. London: 1712. 8° (193 x 117mm). Pp. [24], 456, [12]pp, last leaf being publisher's ads. Folding double-hemisphere world map by John Senex, 19 engraved maps, plans and plates, 2 of which folding. (Folding maps with some vertical creasing and light fraying and chipping to edges, variable browning.) Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, extremities rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Robert Deane (19th-century ink ownership inscription to flyleaf).

FIRST EDITION. Edward Cooke was second captain on the Dutchess which accompanied the Duke, both under Captain Woodes Rogers, on a privateering voyage around the world. Determined to beat Rogers into print, Cooke issued this one-volume account in 1712. 'The account by Rogers does not contain the translation of the Spanish manuscript describing the west coasts from Tierra del Fuego to California, here profusely illustrated with woodcut outlines of the land, nor does it contain the large number of maps and plates of Cooke's narrative. It is generally accepted that Daniel Defoe used this account of Alexander Selkirk's years on Juan Fernndez Island for his Robinson Crusoe, as it was the first book containing it' (Hill p.128). A second continuation volume was published later in the same year. Alden & Landis 712/41; Borba de Moraes I, p.206 (second edition); Hill 372 (second edition); Sabin 16303; Wagner Spanish Southwest 77.
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Please note this lot contains one volume only, this being the first edition of the first volume. This volume has the double-page folding engraved world map, two other folding maps and 17 maps, plans and plates as per Sabin and Wagner's collations.

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