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Título: 1750 Voyages of Anson Atlas MAPS South ...
Editorial: Paris : Quillau, 1750.
Año de publicación: 1750
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition
1750 Voyages of Anson Atlas MAPS South America Philippines Panama Peru 3v SET 26 STUNNING Folding Engravings / compare@$2,000 Admiral of the Fleet George Anson (1697 – 1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. During his time in office Anson instituted a series of reforms to the Royal Navy. While Great Britain was at war with Spain in 1740, Commodore George Anson led a squadron of eight ships on a mission to disrupt or capture Spain's Pacific possessions. Returning to Britain in 1744 by way of China and thus completing a circumnavigation. We find other examples of this same 3 volume set for sale elsewhere for over $2,000! Main author: George Anson Title: Voyage autour du monde, fait dans les annees 1740, 41, 42, 43, & 44 . Published: Paris : Quillau, 1750. Language: French Notes & contents: • 3 volume set • Illustrated with all plates and maps! o 26 folding copper engraved maps, plans, charts o Illustrations include splendid folding views of Brazilian harbors and cities, Acapulco, Tenian, Port St. Julian, Magellan’s Straits, the Bay of Manila and others, and large folding maps of South America, the Philippines, and the Pacific Ocean. • Anson was sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear, but his expedition threatened to turn into a fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey round Cape Horn to man even the largest ship properly. Anson limped across the Pacific to Macao, where he was able to have the Centurion repaired and find more crew. Finally in June 1743 he achieved a single but substantial victory, capturing the Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, carrying 1,313,843 pieces of eight and 35,682 ounces of virgin silver, and returned to England in June 1744 a rich man. "Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war" FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all xxxiv + 283 + 215 + 218-468 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: 26 illustrations Publisher: Paris : Quillau, 1750. Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-18045746749
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