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Cooke, Edward, Captain

A voyage to the South Sea, and round the world, perform'd in the years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 1711, by the ships Duke and Dutchess of Bristol : containing a journal of all memorable transactions during the said voyage : the winds, currents, and variation of the compass : the taking of the towns of Puna and Guayaquil, and several prizes, one of which a rich Acapulco ship : a description of the American coasts, from Tierra del Fuego in the south, to California in the north, (from the Coasting-pilot, a Spanish manuscript) : wherein an account is given of Mr. Alexander Selkirk, his manner of living and taming some wild beasts during the four years and four months he liv'd upon the uninhabited Island of Juan Fernandes : illustrated with cuts and maps : in two volumes / by Capt. Edward Cooke.

London : Printed by H.M. for B. Lintot and R. Gosling in Fleet-Street, A. Bettesworth on London-Bridge, and W. Innys in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCXII [1712]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G420.R69 C66 1712
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The subtitle varies in vol. 2: Being a continuation of the voyage from California, through India, and north about into England : the description of all the American coasts along the South Sea, with above 300 bearing of the land, the principal harbours, and three large charts, all taken from the Spanish original draughts, never before printed : with a table of the latitudes and longitudes of all places, from California, to the Streights of Magellan : to which is prefix'd, an introduction, wherein, besides other material particulars, is an account of the cargo of the Acapulco prize, of the commodities the West Indies are furnish'd with, by way of trade, from the several parts of Europe, and what returns come from thence : volume two and last.
Pagination: vol. 1: [22], 432, [10] p., 16, [3] leaves of plates (2 fold.) ; vol. 2: [8], xxiv, 328, [8] p., [3] fold. leaves of plates.
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initial letters.
Binder's instructions follow the index in vol. 1 and precede p. i in vol. 2.
Errata precedes p. i in vol. 2.
A map titled "The great river Marañon or of ye Amazons with the mission of the Society of Jesus, geographically described by Samuel Fritz ... engraved at London by I. Senex" is facing p. 248, vol. 1.
Includes indexes.
English short title catalogue, T175690.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 16303
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary panelled calf. Bookplate: Philip Gosse. Autograph: Colonel Campbell.
An account of the voyage under command of Woodes Rogers. The author cruised off Lower California while waiting to intercept the Manila galleon.
Subject Terms:
Campbell, Colonel -- Autograph.
Cuzco (Peru) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Gosse, Philip -- Bookplate.
Latin America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Latin America -- Early works to 1800.
Marañón River (Peru) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Oceania -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Pilot guides -- Pacific Coast -- Early works to 1800.
Privateering -- Early works to 1800.
Rogers, Woodes, -1732
Santiago (Chile) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721.
South America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.
Wood engravings -- 1712.
Engravings -- 1712.
Bettesworth, Arthur, -1739, bookseller.
Fritz, Samuel, 1654-1724?, engraver.
Gosling, Robert, -1741, bookseller.
Innys, William, -1756, bookseller.
Lintot, Bernard, bookseller.
Senex, John, -1740, engraver.
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