Voyages du Capitaine Robert Lade en differentes parties de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique. 2 vols.

Paris, Didot, 1744.

8vo. Two volumes uniformly bound in two very nice Cambridge mirror-style full calf bindings with five raised bands, richly gilt spines, blindstamped ornamentation to board, single gilt line to boarders of boards and edges of boards gilt. Front boards with royal gilt super ex-libris. A small paperlabel pasted on to upper compartment on each binding. A very nice set. (1 blank), (1), XVI, 370 pp. (1 blank), (1) 360 pp. + 2 folded maps. 

A very nice set of the first edition of this fabricated narrative detailing a voyage across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It describes the exploits of an English sailor named Robert Lade, driven by the pursuit of profit and adventure. Adding to its authenticity are maps by esteemed cartographer Bellin, assorted lists and tables such as the Hudson Bay beaver pelt exchange rate, a glossary of indigenous terms, and detailed geographical coordinates of notable locations along the American west coast.

Sabin 38530
Tchemerzine IX, 236c
Howes 5843

Order-nr.: 60755

DKK 12.000,00