Item #21250 A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts). Daniel Coxe.
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)

A Collection of Voyages and Travels, in Three Parts . . . with a large and judicious preface proving the right of the English to that county ... collected from authentick journals, travels, etc... (in three parts)

[London]: Printed and sold for Olive Payne, 1741. 3 parts in one volume. Part I: The Dangerous Voyages of Capt. Thomas James, in Attempting to Discover a North-West Passage to the South-Sea (Second Edition, Revised and Corrected, 1740); Part II: The Sieur Pointis’s Voyage to America, with an Account of the Taking of Carthagena from the French in 1697 (Second Edition, 1740); Part III: A Description of the English Province of Carolina (1741). 8vo. [10], 142; viii, 86, [2]; [54], 122 pp. 3 folding maps titled The Plan of Sayling for the discovery of a Passage into the South Sea 1631 - 1632; A Plan of the Harbour & City of Carthagena; and A Map of Carolana and of the River Meschacebe. Contemporary calf boards with gilt ruling & gilt stamped creature on front board; 5 raised bands and gilt decoration to spine; gilt titling on leather label. Professional restoration along joints; corner boards showing; light scraping & rubbing; short closed tears along lower edge of 1 map where it connects; ink number "33" inside front board; engraved bookplate for Percy Newhall Booth inside front board partially covering early printed label; some foxing; a very good copy. In this volume, Coxe has united under a general title the three parts that he published previously and which were originally sold separately. Includes the publisher's general title page listing the three parts and "N.B. Either part may be had separate" at foot; followed by the three parts each with separate title page, map, pagination and register. With a final advertisement leaf in Part 2. Coxe’s purpose in his Description of Carolina was to impress the English public with its importance and make them jealous of French occupation of territory which included the present state of Georgia, the Floridas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Coxe explored the greater part of it and lived there fourteen years. His father claimed the whole territory, as proprietor under the Crown. - Sabin 17278. (Howes C825; Streeter 1120). Item #21250

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