14 December 2000
[NARBROUGH, John (1640-1688) et al]. An Account of Several Late Voyages & Discoveries: I Sir John Narbrough's Voyage to the South-Sea... II. Captain J. Tasman's Discoveries on the Coast of South Terra Incognita. III. Captain J. Wood's Attempt to Discover a North-East Passage to China. IV. F. Marten's Observations made in Greenland... London: Printed for D. Brown, 1711.
8o (193 x 112 mm). 3 folding maps and 19 engraved plates. (Some very occasional pale spotting/soiling, generally very crisp.) Contemporary speckled panelled calf (rebacked preserving original spine, rear cover partially rubbed and worn).
Second edition. "Of particular interest because of its description of Narbrough's passage in the Batchelour through the Strait of Magellan and into the South Pacific to Chile, which was much read by later navigators... The book is of great importance to an Australian collection, as it contains one of the earliest English accounts of Abel Janszoon Tasman's famous voyage of 1642 from Batavia, in which he discovered Tasmania and New Zealand and visited Tonga and Fiji" (Hill). Hill pp. 1-2; NMM 810; Wing N-154.
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