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GREEN, John (d. 1757), compiler. A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels.... London: Thomas Astley, 1745-47.
GREEN, John (d. 1757), compiler. A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels.... London: Thomas Astley, 1745-47. 4 volumes, 4 o (260 x 200 mm). 4 engraved frontispieces, 228 engraved plates and maps. Contemporary calf (rebacked, some light wear). Provenance : John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842, armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. "A particularly good source for Portuguese and English voyages" (Hill). The work comprises: Vol.1: 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. Vol.2: Voyages and travels along the western coast of Africa, 1637-1735; Voyages and travels to Guinea and Benin, 1666-1726; Description of Guinea. Vol.3: 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. Vol.4: 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 found under the publisher's name Thomas Astley. Alden & Landis 745/153; Cordier Sinica 1947; Hill 721 (also with Rolle bookplate); Sabin 28539.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels
Date of the auction: 9 Dec 2009
Address: Christie's
9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center