London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
[NARBROUGH, John, Sir (1640-1688) and others]. An Account of Several Late Voyages and Discoveries. London: printed for D. Brown, W. Innys, and T. Ward, 1711. 8° (190 x 110 mm). 3 folding maps and 18 engraved plates on 19 sheets, 7 folding. (Light spotting and browning, a few short tears, fraying and chipping to folding plates and maps.) Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, rather worn). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008).
Second edition, preferred over the first because it includes the chart of the western and southern oceans, as well as the text relating to Greenland and whaling. Narbrough sailed on board the Batchelour in 1699 as part of a commission to find a western opening for the Northwest Passage and explore the west coast of the Americas. His narrative is combined with Abel Janzoon Tansman's account of his famous voyage of 1642, which led to the discovery of Tasmania and New Zealand. Hill 1476; NMM 810; Sabin 72186; Wing N-154.
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