26 September 2002
WILLIAM HACKE (EDITOR) A collection of Original Voyages: I. Capt. Cowley's Voyage round the Globe. II. Captain Sharp's Journey over the Isthmus of Darien, and expedition into the South Seas, written by himself. III. Capt. Wood's Voyage thro' the Streights of Magellan. IV. Mr. Roberts's Adventures among corsairs of the Levant; his account of their way of living; description of the Archipelago Islands, taking of Scio, &c... Published by Capt William Hacke. London: James Knapton, 1699. 8° (185 x 118mm.). 3pp. publishers' advertisments. 3 engraved plates (2 folding), 3 folding engraved maps. Contemporary speckled calf, later red morocco lettering-piece (neat repairs to spine).
Unidentified hand (partially erased inscription on title, dated 1789, and lengthy inscription on front blank); Frederick Ducane Godman (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, a fine copy: 'This work is original source material for the history of the buccaneers.' (Hill). 'Hacke, who edited these voyages, had himself been a buccaneer... Ambrose Cowley was well known for his harassing ventures against the Spaniards in the West Indies. In his voyaging into the Pacific, he sailed further south than any of his predecessors, and he named some of the Galapagos Islands. Bartholomew Sharp... plundered and looted all along the west coast of South America and weakened Spanish domination in those seas by capturing some important maps in 1680, from which Hacke later made several highly important manuscript atlases. John Wood serves on Narbrough's expedition to the west coast of South America and gave an account of the Patagonians' (Hill). Hill p.130; Wing H-168; Sabin 29473.
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