"A MASTERPIECE OF DESCRIPTIVE TRAVEL"
ANSON, George. A Voyage Round the World. London, 1748.
First edition of the first official account of Commodore Anson's hard-pressed but ultimately successful challenge to superior Spanish seapower, illustrated with 42 folding engraved plates, maps, plans and charts, several over 35 inches wide. An engaging narrative of wide-ranging travel and military adventure—"a model of what such literature should be." $9500.