Best and most interesting voyages and travels (16 vol. set)
A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world (16 volume set)
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808-14.
16 volume set. Containing volumes 2-17. Lacking volume 1. 171 pl, 1 map. A large collection of some of the most important voyages throughout the world. 28 x 21 cm. Contemporary 1/2 leather binding over attractive marbled boards. Most of the boards detached. 3 boards and most spines lacking. Internal bindings sound, i.e. no pages loose. Tanning, scattered staining. See our pictures.
Contents: v. 2-6. Europe - v. 7-10. Asia - v. 11. Asiatic Islands - v. 12-13. North America - v. 14. South America - v. 15-16. Africa - v. 17. [Supplement]. Description of contents: 2. England, Scotland, Wales, 847pp.; 3. Scotland, Ireland, 935pp.; 4. France, 745pp.; 5. Italy Spain, Switzerland, 1008pp.; 6. Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, 920pp.; 7. Asia, China, Japan, Korea, 836pp.; 8. India, Hindostan, East Indies, Spice Islands, 795pp.; 9. Asia, Persia, Tonquin, Ava, 839pp.; 10. Middle East, Arabia, 777pp.; 11. Australia, Oceana, Philippines, Polynesia, 978pp.; 12. North America, Northwest Passage, West Indies, 684pp.; 13. North America, Virginia, interior America, Mexico, 883pp.; 14. South America, Peru, Chile, Brazil, 890pp.; 15. Africa, Barbary, Ethiopia, 856pp.; 16. Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, 921pp.; 17. General Index, 768pp.
Refs: Sabin 62957. 'A collection of great merit and importance'; Ferguson 473; Forbes 394; Kropelien 955; Hill 1361.