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DALRYMPLE, Alexander.

A Collection of Voyages chiefly in the Southern Atlantick Ocean.

Published from original M.S.S.

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London, printed for the Author, sold by J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to His Majesty [and others], 1775

The extra chart, by Jefferys, is A Chart of the Ocean between South America & Africa. With the Tracks of Dr Edmund Halley in 1700 and Monf.r Lozier Bouvet in 1738. Halley and Bouvert outlined tracks in the South Pacific outlining a possible Southern Continent, the potential presence of which greatly concerned Dalrymple.

The volume contains in its preface Dalrymple's appeal to Lord North to allow him official approval to make a voyage of discovery in the South Atlantic to investigate the reports of Halley, Bouvet, La Roche, and Leon, and to search for and establish a colony at Halley's Cape Circumcision. There is a most interesting section which contains a surprisingly modern constitution for the new colony 1. '...there shall be a Tax of Batchelors or Maidens possessing lands and houses ... which shall go the maintenance of orphans...'; 2. 'No coin but Copper Money as in China and

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First (only) edition. 4to, [iv], 20, [ii], 22, 88, 16, 16, 14pp., half-title, contents leaf, 3 engraved maps, 2 folding, extra-illustrated with a large folding chart of the Atlantic on thicker paper, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, red morocco label, half-title browned, joints rubbed, some browning towards the end, 2 leaves (in the Extrait) with paper repairs to lower margin not affecting text, a very good copy.


Cook A45; Sabin 18336.

Stock ID:98336

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