A Cruising Voyage round the World: First to the South-Sea, thence to the East-Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good-Hope. Begun in 1708 and finished in 1711. Containing a Journal of all the remarkable transactions; particularity of the taking of Puna and Guiaquil, of the Acapulca Ship, and other Prizes: An account of Alexander Selkirk's living alone for Years and four Months in an island; and a brief description of several Countries in our Course noted for trade, especially in the South-Sea. With maps of all the Coast, from the best Spanish Manuscript Draughts. And an Introduction relating to the South-Sea Trade.
ROGERS Captain Woodes (1718.)
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Second edition, corrected. Frontispiece folding world map and four other folding maps (a series charting the Pacific coast from Mexico to Chile). 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled panelled calf, joints professionally repaired, extremities slightly worn. xix, , 428, 57, index, publisher's catalogue pp. London, Pr. for Andrew Bell and Bernard Lintot,
Rogers sailed from Bristol with Dampier as pilot toward the coast of Brazil, round Cape Horn and then to Juan Fernandez where he found Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor eking out a lonely existence after being marooned on the island for over four years. Mexico, Peru, Chile, and the trans-Pacific voyage to Guam and Batavia are described in this free-booting classic. Hill, p.258; Sabin, 72754.
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