[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. GREEN, John (d. 1757), compiler. A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels... London: for Thomas Astley, 1745-1747.
4 volumes, 4to (261 x 200 mm). 4 engraved frontispieces, 227 engraved plates and maps. (Some minor spotting or browning to plates and text.) Contemporary calf gilt (joints repaired, some wear). Provenance: Robert Pettiward (1754"“1833), Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (armorial bookplate)
FIRST EDITION. "A particularly good source for Portuguese and English voyages" (Hill). Volume I comprises: First voyages of the Portuguese to the East Indies, 1418-1546; First voyage of the English to Guinea, and the East Indies, 1522-1598; First voyages of the English to the East Indies, set forth by the company of merchants, 1600-1620; Voyages to Africa and the islands adjacent, 1455-1721. Volume II comprises: Voyages and travels along the western coast of Africa, 1637-1735; Voyages and travels to Guinea and Benin, 1666-1726; Description of Guinea. Volume III comprises: Voyages and travels to Guinea, Benin, Kongo and Angola; Description of Loango, Kongo, Angola, Benguela, and adjacent countries; Description of the countries along the eastern coast of Africa, from Cape of Good Hope to Cape Guarda Fuy; Voyages and travels in China, 1655-1722. Volume IV comprises: Description of China, of Korea, eastern Tartary and Tibet; Travels through Tartary, Tibet, and Bukharia, to and from China, 1246-1698. This work is often listed under the publisher's name, Thomas Astley.
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