Auction Date: 23/02/2019 at 10am
A True and Impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South-Seas and Round the Globe in His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, Under the Command of Commodore George Anson - Wherein all the material incidents during the said voyage, from its commencement in the year 1740, to its conclusion in 1744, are fully and faithfully related, having been committed to paper at the time they happen'd. Together with some historical accounts of Chili, Peru, Mexico and the Empire of China; Exact descriptions of such places of note as were touch'd at; and a variety of occasional remarks. To which is added, a large and general table of longitudes and latitudes, ascertained from accurate observations, or (where those are wanting), from the best printed books and manuscripts taken from the Spaniards in this expedition: Also the variations of the compass throughout the voyage, and the surroundings and depths of the water along the different coast; And lastly, several curious observations on a comet seen in the South Seas on the coast of Mexico. By Pascoe Thomas, Teacher of Mathematics on Board the Centurion. 1745 1St Edition. Pages; (16), 347, (1), 39, (1). Original full leather binding, leather crack at the top half of the front spine edge, the cover are secure, some marking to the covers. The text is complete, tidy internally, light toning to the pages, mostly minor marking.