A New Universal History of Voyages and Travels. W. Owen.

A New Universal History of Voyages and Travels.

London: W. Owen, 1754. Hardcover. Collected from the moft authentic Authors in all Languages. Containing Every Thing worthy Observation in the Four Quarters of the Globe.... W. Owen: London 1754. 3 vols., sm. 8vo. (xiv) 438pp, 4pp ads, f + 1pp ills, folding world map, (&) 468pp, folding world map, f + 3 plts, 5 folding maps, (&) 466pp, 2pp ads, f + folding map, 2 folding plts. Contemporary full leather binding, raised bands & gilt decorated, corners little rubbed, damp affecting foredge of vol. 2 o/w a pleasant copy. Chronicles voyages from Magellan through to Anson and includes Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Dampier, Funnell, Shelvocke & Roggewein. The work cover the Spanish, Dutch, French & English possessions in America & deals at length the French encroachments in Ohio based largely on Major Washington's report. OCLC: 24915030 cites only 4 copies worldwide, Bishop Museum, West Virginia Univ, Cambridge & Wellcome Institute. Item #8447

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