Octavo, xxi, , 428pp, Appendix 56pp, Index [14pp]. Contemporary leather, 5 raised bands, gilt title over red leather, decorative gilt on spine, embossed cover. Contains all maps as described in Sabin 72753, including (1) foldout map of the world, (2) the coast of Mexico, (3) the coast of Popayan, Quito and Part of Peru, (4) the coast of Peru and Chili and (5) the coast of Chili. Repair to tear in world map, no impact on text or images. House in custom made brown leather clamshell case.
Comments: This account of the Voyages of Captain Rogers is notable for its early descriptions of California and the account of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned in the South Pacific. His story became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719. On California, the account reads: “It is not yet certainly known whether it be an island, or joins to the Continent, nor did either our Time or Circumstances allow us to attempt the discovery.” (Sabin 72753)