Navigantium atque Itinerantium Biblioteca, or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Volume 1
First edition Volume one only (of 2), folio, pp.[xiv], xli, lxii-lxvii, 287, 305-468, 501-635, 685-820, 831-862, [xiv], engraved frontispiece with 4 portraits, 9 engraved plates, 6 double-page and folding maps by Herman Moll (a few slightly torn in fold) (Complete despite odd pagination) Contemporary calf, blindstamped panels with gilt double fillet round covers (rubbed), rebacked with modern calf in compartments, old lettering piece. A few stains and minor tears. Signature of Hew Dalrymple, North Berwick, on verso of frontispiece.
Sabin 30482; Cox 1, p.10
In five parts, the first deals with early explorations, the second with voyages to the East Indies, the third to Africa, the fourth 'to Northern Parts', the fifth to America. The maps comprise 'A new map of the world' according to Mercator's projection with improvements by John Seller and Charles Price showing part of the coasts of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand (p.5), Asia (p.47), Africa (p.305), the North Pole (p.565), the West Indies (p.636) and America (p.685). The plates are a portrait of Francis Drake, illustrations of Ethiopia (pp.390 & 392), Africa and Asia (pp.405 & 434), of Spitzbergen and Greenland (pp.615, 621 & 629) and America (p.819)