The first edition of Harris’s great collection of travels, seeking to give an account of every major traveller up to the time of publication. ‘This first edition is valuable for the original impressions of a fine series of maps by Hermann Moll including a very good one of America. There is also a map of the world on Mercator’s projection, with improvements showing the northern coastline and part of the west and south coasts of Australia, together with parts of Tasmania and New Zealand. Among the voyages included are those of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narborough, and Dampier’ (Hill).
First edition. 2 vols, folio, 9 double-page or folding maps by Hermann Moll, 21 engraved plates, light crease to frontispiece, small chip to blank fore-margin of same, contemporary panelled calf gilt, morocco labels, edges sprinkled red, short splits to joints, wear to spine extremities, a very handsome set.[Davidson pp37-8; Hill 774; Sabin 30482. ]