which are added, some few that have formerly appeared in English, but do now for their excellency and scarcenes deserve to be reprinted. With a general preface, giving an account of the progress of navigation from its first beginning to the perfection it is now in, &c. The whole illustrated with a great number of useful maps and cuts, all engraven on copper.

In four volumes.

Folio, 4 vols.
This collection, generally known by the name of the publisher, Churchill,

is to be found under the dates of 1732, 1744, 1752, &c. Two more
volumes were published some years afterwards; and Osborne's Collection,
printed in 1745, is generally added, to make the set complete. See 1732

and 1745. 4 Historia de la conquista de Mexico por D. Antonio de Solis.

Nueva edicion, enriquecida con diversas estampas, y aumen

tada con la vida del autor que escrivió D. Juan de Goyeneche. Folio.

Brusselas. This edition is recommended by De Bure on account of the plates.


1. The history of the first settlement of Virginia, and the government thereof, to the present time. II. The natural productions and conveniences of the country, suited to trade and improvement. III. The native Indians, their religion, laws and customs, in war and peace. iv. The present state of the country, as to the polity of the government, and the improvements of the land. By a native and inhabitant of the place.

London. 8vo. 15 plates. The frontispiece has “ By R. B. gent.which is understood to stand for

R. Beverley, and not Bird, as stated by Meusel. Reprinted in 1722.

Translated into French in 1707.
2 JAMAICA VIEWED, &c. (First printed in 1661.) The third
edition. By Captain Hickeringill.

Small 4to. map.
This tract is printed with several others by the same author, a very eccen-

tric writer, who, after having been an officer in the army, took orders and
became a priest, “when he gave much offence to his brethren by his wild
and often scurrilous attacks on the church, in a variety of pamphlets.”


3 *PARTY TYRANNY, or an occasional bill in miniature; as now 1705.

practised in Carolina. Humbly offered to the consideration
of both houses of Parliament.

Small 4to. pp. 30.

Attributed to the celebrated Daniel De Foe. 4 *A PLAIN

AND FRIENDLY PERSUASIVE to the inhabitants of
Virginia and Maryland for promoting towns and cohabitation.
By a Wellwisher to both Governments.

Small 4to. pp. 16.
5 Reasons, by Capt. Le Wright, shewing why her Majesty ought

to enter upon her propriety, now on the continent of America. Quarto, pp. 8.

A project for a new settlement at Darien, in which the projector, referring

to the failure of the Scots company, says, “we are now addressing to the
English, between whom and the Scots we allow no comparison in point

of trade."

pleat collection of voyages and travels: consisting of above
400 of the most authentic writers; beginning with Hackluit,
Purchass, &c. in English ; Ramusio, in Italian: Thevenot, &c.
in French; De Bry and Grynæi Novus Orbis, in Latin; the
Dutch East-India company, in Dutch: and continued with
others of note that have published histories, voyages, travels,
or discoveries, in the English, Latin, French, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, German, or Dutch tongues; relating to any part
of Asia, Africa, America, Europe, or the islands thereof, to
this present time. With the heads of several of our most
considerable sea-commanders; and a great number of excel-
lent maps of all parts of the world, and cuts of most curious
things in all the voyages. To which is prefixed, a history of
the peopling of the several parts of the world, and particularly
of America &c. By John Harris, A.M.

Folio, 2 vols.
First edition, reprinted in 1744-8, with great alterations and additions. It

appears to bave been got up in competition with Churchill's Collection,
but differs entirely from that work, being a history of all the known voyages
and travels, whereas Churchill's is a collection of some particular relations

and histories.
7 Traité DES FOUGERES de l'Amerique. Par le R. P. Charles

Plumier, Minime de la province de France, et Botaniste du
Roy dans les Isles de l'Amerique.



Folio. 172 plates.
Plumier's figures consist of little more than outlines, but being as large as

nature, and well drawn by himself, produce a fine effect. Many hundred
of his drawings remain still unpublished in the library of the Jardin des
Plantes at Paris. Copies of many of these were obtained by the Earl
of Bute, which afterwards passed into the hands of Sir Joseph Banks.
Boerhaave had previously obtained copies of above 500, most of which
were published by Burmann, in 1755-60. In 1824 the compiler of this
work met with copies of about 500, very well executed, and a ms, volume
of descriptions, which are now in the possession of A. B. Lambert, Esq.

Vice President of the Linnean Society.
8 *THORMODI TORFÆI, historia Vinlandiæ antique seu partis
Americæ septentrionalis.

Small 8vo.
A rare book (republished in 1715,) showing that the northern nations had a

knowledge of the American continent prior to the discoveries of Columbus.

MDCCVI. 1 A JOURNAL OF TRAVELS from New Hampshire to Caratuck, on

the continent of North America, by George Keith, A.M. late Missionary from the Society for the propagation of the gospel

in foreign parts, and now rector of Edburton, in Sussex. Quarto, pp. 96.

London. This work contains little more than an account of the sermons preached by

the author at the different places through which he travelled. George Keith is the same person who some years before defended the Quakers against Increase and Cotton Mather, but afterwards turned against the

Quakers himself, and became a Baptist. 2 AN ACCOUNT of the Society for propagating the Gospel in

foreign parts, established by the royal charter of King William III. With their proceedings and success, and hopes

of continual progress under the happy reign of Queen Anne. Quarto, pp. 97.

London. 3 HISTOIRE DE LA DECOUverte et de la conquète du Perou,

traduite de l'Espagnol d'Augustin de Zarate par S. D.C. 12mo. 2 vols.

Paris. Zarate's history of the discovery and conquest of Peru was first printed in

Spanish at Antwerp in 1555, in small octavo, afterwards in 1577 at Seville, in folio, and in Barcia's Historiadores in 1749. It was translated into English by T. Nicholas, and printed in 1581, in small quarto, black letter. Zarate's history, whether we attend to its matter or composition, is a book of considerable merit, as he had opportunities to be well informed, 1706. and seems to have been inquisitive with respect to the manners and transactions of the Peruvians; great credit is due to his testimony." Robertson.


DESCRIPTION of that fertile and pleasant province of
Carolina : with a brief account of its discovery, settling, and
the Government thereof to this time. With several remarkable
passages of Divine Providence during my time.

By John
Archdale, late governour of the same.

Quarto, p. 40.

Gov. Archdale introduced the cultivation of rice into Carolina. 2 MEMORIAL of the present deplorable state of New England under Joseph Dudley, esq.

Boston, N. E. Quarto.

A copy in the British Museum. 3 A MODEST ENQUIRY into the grounds and occasions of a late

pamphlet, intituled, A Memorial of the present deplorable

state of New England. By a disinterested hand. London. Quarto, p. 30.

Contains the foregoing memorial, and the defence of Gov. Dudley.
4* The HUMBLE SUBMISSION of several kings, princes, generals,

&c. to the crown of England, lately presented to Sir Nath.
Johnson, the present governor of Carolina under her Majesty
Queen Ann.


In the British Museum. 5 A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD. Containing an account of

Captain Dampier's expedition into the South Seas in the ship St. George, in the year 1703 and 1704. With his various adventures, engagements, &c. and a particular and exact description of several islands in the Atlantick Ocean, the Brazilian coast, the passage round Cape Horn, and the coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. Together with the author's voyage from Amapalla, on the west coast of Mexico, to East India. His passing by three unknown islands, and through a new discovered streight near the coast of New Guinea. His arrival at Amboyna. With a large description of that and



other spice islands; as also of Batavia, the Cape of Good Hope, &c. their rivers, harbours, plants, animals, inhabitants, &c. With divers maps, draughts, figures, plants, and animals. By William Funnell, mate to Captain Dampier.

London. 8vo. “Funnell arrived in England before Captain Dampier, and seized on the

opportunity to compose a relation of the voyage, a task for which he was ill qualified, and which he performed with disadvantage to the public, Funnell's narrative was published in 1707 by Knapton the bookseller, who being the publisher of three volumes of the voyages of Dampier, drawn up from his own manuscript journals, should have distinguished the difference, and not have obtruded Funnel's narrative into the same collection ; but he was tempted by the favourable reception of the former volumes. The public were thus punished with a fourth volume to Dampier's Voyages, which contains not a word of Dampier's writing, but much that he disapproved. Funnell's narrative must now be allowed to retain its rank as fourth volume of Dampier's Voyages, as no other authentic account of that voyage has appeared, or can be expected to appear. The volume, however,

would be better naturalized if it were made to include the following work.6 *Capt. Dampier's VINDICATION of his voyage in the ship St.

George; with some small observations for the present on Mr.
Funnell's chimerical relation.

In this vindication, which does not occupy more than a single sheet, Dam-

pier points out several misrepresentations made by Funnell, and accuses him of having pirated from charts and papers with which he had been intrusted, but of which, Dampier says, be afterwards rendered a very

slender account, pretending that some of them were lost.” Burney. 7 *AN ANSWER To Capt. DAMPIER's Vindication of his voyage to

the South Seas in the ship St. George ; with particular observations on his ungenerous, false, and barbarous usage to his ship's crew. By John Welbe, midshipman on board Capt. Dampier's ship.

London. Quarto, pp. 8. 8 A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS Madeira, Barbados, Nieves, S.

Christophers and Jamaica, with the natural history of the herbs and trees, four-footed beasts, fishes, birds, insects, reptiles, &c. of the last of those islands; to which is prefixed an introduction, wherein is an account of the inhabitants, air, waters, diseases, trade, &c. of that place, with some relations concerning the neighbouring continent and islands of America, Illustrated with the figures of the things described,

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