A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Chili and Peru, in the years 1712, 1713, and 1714 : particularly describing the genius and constitution of the inhabitants, as well Indians as Spaniards : their customs and manners; their natural history, mines, commodities, traffick with Europe, &c.
Uniform: Relation du voyage de la Mer du Sud, aux côtes du Chily et du Pércu.
Frézier, Amédée François, 1682-1773
Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742
London :Printed for Jonah Bowyer ...,1717.
First English edition; originally published in French, Paris, 1716.
Title printed in red and black; woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces.
An extra plate (numbered 36) precedes pl. XXXVI; XXX omitted in numbering plates.
A leaf headed 'Directions to the binder', extra to the collation, is bound after the dedication (placement varies in copies).
Includes "A chart for the better understanding of the voyage to the South Sea ... by Mons. Frezier, I. Senex sculp" facing the t.p., and other charts and plans of harbours and cities, some by the author, some by other engravers or unattributed.
The postscript (p. -322) by Dr. Halley is in vindication of his sea-chart "made to shew the variations of the compass."
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