DAMPIER, WILLIAM. 1651-1715. Nieuwe reystogt rondom de werreld.  The Hague: Abraham de Hond, 1700.

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DAMPIER, WILLIAM. 1651-1715.
Nieuwe reystogt rondom de werreld. The Hague: Abraham de Hond, 1700.

US$ 600 - 800
£ 480 - 640
DAMPIER, WILLIAM. 1651-1715.
Nieuwe reystogt rondom de werreld. The Hague: Abraham de Hond, 1700.
4to (200 x 171 mm). Extra engraved title page, 5 engraved maps (4 folding), 10 engraved plates (2 folding). Contemporary vellum. Joints cracked, covers slightly soiled, light marginal dampstaining, scattered browning and spotting.

FIRST DUTCH EDITION of Dampier's voyages, translated by W. Sewel. Dampier was both a pirate (with the encouragement of the British crown) and an explorer, and the first man to have circumnavigated the world three times. The success of this book in its original English edition led to Dampier being given command of the HMS Roebuck to explore the Australian coast, but he was to lose his command after the ship foundered on Ascension Island. Dampier was later court-martialed for cruelty to his lieutenant, whom he abandoned in Brazil during the voyage. Sabin 18385.
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