[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. OSBORNE, Thomas (d.1767). A Collection of Voyages and Travels. London: Thomas Osborne, 1745.
2 volumes, folio (380 x 242 mm). Engraved frontispiece, 37 engraved maps (10 double-page or folding), and 15 engraved plates (3 double-page or folding), folding letterpress table. (Some minor mostly marginal spotting to a few leaves, some offsetting of maps and plates to text, a few leaves in vol. II dust-soiled with minor chipping, small wormhole touching letters on the second leaf of gatherings 9N-9U in vol. II.) Contemporary calf gilt, edges gilt BY C. HERING WITH HIS TICKET (neatly rebacked to style, a few repairs to corners).
FIRST EDITION, LARGE-PAPER COPY, compiled from Lord Oxford's library by Thomas Osborne, and considered to be a supplement to Churchill's A Collection of Voyages and Travels, published 1704. 30 of the maps are by Herman Moll, and 12 relate to the Americas. Hill 295; Sabin 57765.
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