HACKE, William.


A collection of original voyages:
I. Capt. Cowley’s voyage round the globe. II. Captain Sharp’s journey over the Isthmus of Darien, and expedition into the South Seas, written by himself. III. Capt. Wood’s voyage thro’ the Streights of Magellan. IV. Mr. Roberts’s adventures among corsairs of the Levant; his account of their way of living, description of the Archipelago Islands, taking of Scio, &c … published by Capt William Hacke.
London, Knapton, 1699.

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A well-margined sought-after collection of “original source material for the history of the buccaneers” (Hill).

Hacke, who had himself been a buccaneer, here gathers together the adventures of Ambrose Cowley, who attacked Spanish vessels in the West Indies and sailed further south into the Pacific than any of his predecessors, naming some of the Galapagos Islands on the way; Bartholomew Sharp, who looted along the west voast of South America; and John Wood, who served on Narborough’s expedition to the west coast of South America and gave an account of the Patagonians.


First edition. 8vo., 19.5 x 12 cm., [16], 45, [3], 16, 33-100, 53, [3, ads] pp., includes blank D8, 6 engraved maps and plans, 5 folding, including world map and Archipelago Islands with inset of Cyprus, by Moll), contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, light toning to plates, an excellent example.


European Americana 699/96; Hill 741; Sabin 29473.


Stock ID: 98929