9 June 2004
A Relation of R.M's Voyage to Buenos-Ayres: And from thence by Land to Potosi. London: Printed by John Darby, 1716.
Small 8o (152 x 96 mm). Collation: \Kp\k1 *A2 A2-8, B-G8 H4. 2pp. publisher's advertisements. Engraved folding frontispiece map (lightly spotted). Contemporary calf, morocco spine label (joints slightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. This appears to be a "reprint of the translation printed in 1698 of the voyage of Sieur Accarette to Buenos Ayres from Thevenot's 'Collection' without any acknowledgement of the source from whence it was taken" (Sabin). The accounts of the commercial ventures of the River de la Plata are of particular interest. Palau 260451; Sabin 42918.
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