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A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq;
Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships,
sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas

COMPILED
From Papers and other Material of the Right Honourable
GEORGE Lord ANSON, and published under his Direction
By RICHARD WALTER, M.A.
Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition

Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates

LONDON:
Printed for the Author;
by John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate-Street
MDCCCLVIII
(1748)

Admiral Lord George Anson (1697-1762)
Admiral Lord George Anson

(1697-1762)

Admiral of the Fleet George Anson was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. He had entered the navy in 1712 and had advanced rapidly partly due to having the right connections but probably mainly due to merit. During his naval career he fought in lots of sea battles and made a name for himself. In 1739 he set off on a voyage to around the world, harassing Spanish ships as he went. Before returning home in 1744 he had managed to capture an enemy ship full of gold. This made him very wealthy and he was able to rebuild Shugborough Hall, the family estate.

Anson became the Member of Parliament for Hedon in Yorkshire from 1744 to 1747. He took command of the Channel Fleet in 1746 and the following year he commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquiere at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre. He was then promoted to Vice Admiral and elevated to the peerage as Lord Anson, Baron of Soberton, in the County of Southampton.

Anson had also joined the Admiralty Board in December 1744 working for the First Lord of the Admiralty John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford. His colleague the Earl of Sandwich was the next person to be First Lord of the Admiralty and then in June of 1751 Anson became First Lord of the Admiralty. He held this position until November of 1756, and again from June 1757 until his death in 1762. Among his reforms were the transfer of the Marines from Army to Navy authority, uniforms for commissioned officers, devising a way to effectively get superannuated Captains and Admirals to retire on half-pay, and submitting a revision of the Articles of War to Parliament – which tightened discipline throughout the Navy.

Source: jjhc.info

 



Original copperplate engravings over 270 years old, on beautiful chain-laid paper with archival linen backing for support


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1 St Catherines Brazil Brasil
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE I

A View of The N. E. End of the Island of St. Catherines on the Coast of Brasil

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18.5 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

right edge is discolored, some foxing

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$125

A view of the north entrance of the harbour of St. Catherines
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE II

A view of the north entrance of the harbour of St. Catherines

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18.5 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

right edge is discolored

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$150

3 Cape Blanco Patagonia
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE III

Cape Blanco bearing SW distant 5 leagues
Cape Blanco on the coast of Patagonia: Bearing S b W 1/2 W distant 4 leagues

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

right edge is mildly discolored

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$150

A view of the land of Patagonia a little to the northward of Port St. Julian
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE IV

A view of the land of Patagonia a little to the northward of Port St. Julian

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 17.75 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

right edge is mildly discolored and creased

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$175

A view of the bay of St. Julian when Mount Wood bears W.S.W. 1/2 S. and the Port or river's mouth S.W. distant 10 miles
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE V

A view of the bay of St. Julian when Mount Wood bears W.S.W. 1/2 S. and the Port or river's mouth S.W. distant 10 miles

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.25 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

right edge is mildly discolored

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$175

A Prospect of St. Julian's River, as it appears looking up the River at Low Water
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE VII

A Prospect of St. Julian's River, as it appears looking up the River at Low Water

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 17.875 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

A prospect of Port St. Julian, as it appears at low water looking down the river, and extending from the island of True Justice to the river's mouth
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE VIII

A prospect of Port St. Julian, as it appears at low water looking down the river, and extending from the island of True Justice to the river's mouth

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18.25 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

Cape Virgin Mary at the north entrance of Magellan's Streights
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE IX

Cape Virgin Mary at the north entrance of Magellan's Streights

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 16.5 inches by 10 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

paper wrinkle upper right

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$125

A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego and the entrance of streights Le Maire
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE X

A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego and the entrance of streights Le Maire

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.5 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

paper loss lower left corner, tear bottom margin

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$125

A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego and the entrance of streights Le Maire
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XI

A View of Streights Le Maire between Terra del Fuego and Staten Island

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 21 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

The west prospect of Staten Island
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XII

The west prospect of Staten Island

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18.125 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

The west prospect of Staten Island
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XIV

The east prospect of the Island of Juan Fernandes in the south sea

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 17.5 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

A Plan of Juan Fernandes Island in the south sea, lying
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XV-A

A Plan of Juan Fernandes Island in the south sea, lying in the Latitude of 33rd.40m South and West from the Continent of Chili 110 Leagues

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.25 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$250

A Survey of the north east side of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XVI-B

A Survey of the north east side of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.5 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$225

A view of Cumberland Bay at the Island of Juan Fernandes
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XVII

A view of Cumberland Bay at the Island of Juan Fernandes

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 14.75 inches by 10.5 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$125

A view of Cumberland Bay at the Island of Juan Fernandes
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXI

A view of the north east side of Masa-Fuero lying in the latitude of 33.5 So

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 17 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$150

A view of the west side of Masa-Fuero distant 4 miles
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXII

A view of the west side of Masa-Fuero distant 4 miles

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 17 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

vertical line of discoloration in center

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$125

A Plan of the Town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXIII-C

A Plan of the Town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 16.125 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$175

A Plan of the East end of the Island of Quibo
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXV-D

A Plan of the East end of the Island of Quibo

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.125 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$225

A Plan of the Town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXVIII

A view of the hill of Petaplan and the rocked called the White Friars: Bearing SE&E distant 5 miles
A view of the islands of Quibo and Quicara

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.125 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

stain upper left corner

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$125

A View of the Entrance of Chequetan or Seguateneo bearing NE distant 5 Miles
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXX

A View of the Entrance of Chequetan or Seguateneo bearing NE distant 5 Miles

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.75 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

 

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$175

A Plan of the Harbour of Chequetan or Seguateneo lying in the latitude of 17d.36m No.
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXI

A Plan of the Harbour of Chequetan or Seguateneo lying in the latitude of 17d.36m No.

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.25 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor smudges in margin

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$250

A View of the Entrance to the Port of Acapulco
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXII

A View of the Entrance to the Port of Acapulco

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.25 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor smudges in margin

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$275

A View of the Entrance to the Port of Acapulco
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXIII

A Plan of the Harbour of Acapulco on the Coast of Mexico in the South Sea...
A Plan of the Bay of Manila

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 16.25 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor smudges in margin

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$325

A View of the S.W. Side of Tenian
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXV

A View of the S.W. Side of Tenian

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.5 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor staining, narrow right margin

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$125

A View of the Watering Place at Tenian
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXIV

A View of the Watering Place at Tenian

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

some foxing/staining

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$60

A View of the S.W. Side of Tenian
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXVII

A View of the N.W. side of Saypan one of the Ladrones or Marian Islands

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.5 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor staining, narrow right margin

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$125

The Islands of Lema
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XXXIX

The Islands of Lema

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 20.5 inches by 10.75 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor staining, narrow right margin

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$125

A View of the Entrance to the Port of Acapulco
A Voyage of Round the World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743 and 1744
By GEORGE ANSON, Esq
PLATE XL

A view of Cape Espiritu Santo, on Samal, one of the Phillipine Islands, in the latitude of 12:40 NO Bearing WSE distant 6 leagues. In the position here represented his Majesty's Ship the Centurion engaged and took the Spanish Galeon called Nostra Seigniora de Cabadonga, from Acapulco bound to Manila

original 270+-year-old copperplate engraving

Sheet size = approximately 18.675 inches by 10.675 inches
with vertical folds, as originally issued

minor foxing

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear or tears are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$375

 
 

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