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A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan by  John PINKERTON - Hardcover - 1808 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan

by PINKERTON, John

Condition: Near Fine


1808 1ed Pinkerton VOYAGES Exploration Illustrated MAPS Europe Stonehenge 6v

'A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages' is a monumental and important early 19th-century historical account of world voyages by Scottish historian John Pinkerton. Pinkerton includes European voyagers as well as essays and treatises on voyages.

The European section of 'Voyages' is a six-volume set that covers a wide variety of voyages including some of the following:

· Dutch voyages to the North

· Hugh Willoughby voyages to Siberia and Russia

· Pontanus dissertation on the North East Passage

· William Bray tour of Derbyshire

· Skrine, Malkin tours of Wales

· Thomas Pennant tour of Scotland

· Horace-Bénédict deSaussure's attempts to reach Mont Blanc

· Spallanzani travels in Italy

· William Coxe travel chronicles – Denmark, Norway, Russia, Switzerland

This set is profusely illustrated with impressive, full-page engravings of many iconic European landmarks including Stonehenge Mont St Michel, Mount Etna, the Caucuses Mountains, Rhone River sources, city views of St. Petersburg and Stockholm, the Azores Islands, and impressive maps of the Sicily Isles and the Azores.

Item number: #5369

Price: $1500

PINKERTON, John

A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world : many of which are now first translated into English : digested on a new plan

London : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme ... ; and Cadell and Davies ..., 1808.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 6 volumes

· References: Ferguson 473; Cox I, 25; Sabin 62957

o Cox: "The collection is of great value for its texts, which it sometimes gives entire and sometimes abridged and digested, with as much use as possible of the traveler's own language."

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 22.5cm)

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