Voyage Autour Du Monde, Fait Dans Les Annees 1740, 41, 42, 43 & 44. George Anson part 1,2 , 3 books second edition. Ansons expedition and the capture of the. In 1739, resentment over Spanish raids of British ships in the Caribbean sparked the War of Jenkins Ear, which would widen into the larger War of Austrian Succession. The Commissioners of the British Admiralty planned a global strategy to harass Spanish trade and weaken its over-stretched navy and merchant marine.Ansons voyage was part of this strategy. He set out in 1740 with a squadron of six ships and 1,900 men.
The map illustrates the track of the Manila Galleon trade from the Mole of Cabite until clear of land. From Manila, the galleons passed above Mindoro, below Marinduque and Burias, above Tiaco and past Capul and San Bernardino Islands, before making the open waters north of Samal [Samar]. It was not intended to illustrate the entirety of the Philippines; rather, it was supposed to offer a geographic snapshot of the route of the galleon from Manila. He captured it near the Cabo de Espiritu Santo off the island of Samar. By 1743, Anson had crossed the Pacific after raiding the west coast of South America.After repairing at Macao, Anson let Chinese officials know that he was headed for Britain; in reality, he sailed to the Philippines to await the entrance of the Acapulco galleon. Remarkably, considering the voyage prior to that point, the. Nuestra Señora de la Covadonga. Named a Commissioner of the Admiralty, Anson set about arranging the publication of his experiences in the Pacific.
The work was written by the. Chaplain, Richard Walter, and Benjamin Robins, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a military engineer. It took four years to compile Ansons and his officers papers and a. Finally debuted in May 1748. Book conditions : all maps and plates are still intact.
Book 1 spine has crack on the side please see pic and some foxing. Book 2 has worm hole and some foxing. Book 3 in good condition with some foxing. Great addition to your Antique book or filipiniana collection. The item "Philippines Antique Rare 1764 book george ansons Voyage Autour Du Monde 2nd ed" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "bboyu1" and is located in cebu city. This item can be shipped worldwide.