1726 1st ed George Shelvocke Voyage Round the World California PIRATES America

SHELVOCKE, George

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George Shelvocke was an early 18th-century English Royal Navy officer known for his book ‘A Voyage Round the World’ – an account of his privateering in the Americas. In 1719, Shelvocke and fellow captain John Clipperton, set sail on the Speedwell to loot Spanish ships and settlements along the Pacific Coast of America. This book tells of his adventures, shipwrecks, island marooning, and plundering Spanish ships. Many scholars agree that Shelvocke’s ‘Voyage Round the World’ was a “self-justifying” book for years of piracy.

 

In addition to details of the voyage, Shelvocke discusses his discoveries including native Californian people, natives hunting deer and seal, spear fishermen, and native cattle ranchers. This book includes full-page engravings as well as folding world maps!

 

According to Cowan,

“Shelvocke has the fullest accounts of California, the natives and other features, of any of the old voyagers.”

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1726 1st ed George Shelvocke Voyage Round the World California PIRATES America

 

George Shelvocke was an early 18th-century English Royal Navy officer known for his book ‘A Voyage Round the World’ – an account of his privateering in the Americas. In 1719, Shelvocke and fellow captain John Clipperton, set sail on the Speedwell to loot Spanish ships and settlements along the Pacific Coast of America. This book tells of his adventures, shipwrecks, island marooning, and plundering Spanish ships. Many scholars agree that Shelvocke’s ‘Voyage Round the World’ was a “self-justifying” book for years of piracy.

 

In addition to details of the voyage, Shelvocke discusses his discoveries including native Californian people, natives hunting deer and seal, spear fishermen, and native cattle ranchers. This book includes full-page engravings as well as folding world maps!

 

According to Cowan,

“Shelvocke has the fullest accounts of California, the natives and other features, of any of the old voyagers.”

 

Item number: #5681

Price: $2500

 

SHELVOCKE, George

 

A voyage round the world by the way of the great South Sea, perform’d in the years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London … (under His Majesty’s commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late war with the Spanish crown) till she was cast away on the island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720 : and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia

 

London : Printed for J. Senex ; W. and J. Innys ; and J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1726. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], xxxii, [4], 468
  • References: Sabin 80158; Howes S 383
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction records and price comparisons at over $5,000

 

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5681

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Uncategorized

Authors

SHELVOCKE, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete