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A voyage to the South sea, and round the world, perform'd in the years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 1711 : Containing a journal of all memorable transactions during the said voyage; the winds, current, and variation of the compass; the taking of 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.) An historical account of all those countries from the best authors. With a new map and description of the mighty river of the Amazons. 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 / by Capt. Edward Cooke.

Author/creator Cooke, Edward, Captain
Included WorkLa Condamine, Charles-Marie de, 1701-1774. Carte du cours du Maragnon ou de la grande Riviere des Amazones.
Included WorkSchorsch, I. G., former owner.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoLondon : Printed by H.M. for B. Lintot and R. Gosling ..., 1712.
Description24 unnumbered pages, 456 pages, 10 unnumbered pages, 20 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, plans (some folded) ; 20 cm
Variant title Binder's spine title: Cooke's voyage
Abstract An account of the voyage under command of Woodes Rogers. It is generally accepted that Daniel Defoe used this account of Alexander Selkirk's years on Juan Fernandes Island for his Robinson Crusoe, as it was the first book containing it.
Local noteJoyner- Armorial bookplate: "Bibliotheque de I.G. Schorsch." Two letter "X"s and initials next to Cooke's name on the title page. Rear fly-leaf has "Birch" written on it. Plate 8 bound in upside down.
General noteDate in roman numerals.
General noteHead and tailpieces; initials.
General noteFirst edition, Howes 733aa. Lacking the 2 pages of advertisements (leaf Gg2) mentioned in Howes.
General noteIncludes index.
General noteSubsequently issued as a two-volume work (ESTC T175690), with the title pages describing it as such. It has been suggested that the present edition was rushed to market as a single volume, and the two-volume edition published later. Many copies of this edition are accompanied by v. 2 of the later edition.
General noteErrata: p. [24] (1st series).
General noteSignatures: a⁴b⁸A-Ff⁸Gg¹
General noteIncludes "Carte du cours du Maragnon ou de la grande Riviere des Amazones : dans sa partie navigable depuis Jaen de Bracamoros jusqu'a son embouchure et qui comprend la province de Quito, et la Côte de la Guïane depuis le Cap de Nord jusqu'à Esséquebè / levée en 1743 et 1744, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques par M. de la Condamine ..." (1 map ; 16 x 24 cm, folded), tipped in following page 232.
References Howes. U.Siana, 733aa
Acquisitions source Joyner- Purchased from RareToMe, 11/28/2017

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