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1747. 10 *THE sequel to BULKELY AND CUmmins's voyage to the South Seas. By Alexander Campbell.
London. 8vo. 11 Carta del P. PEDRO LOZANO, de la Compañia de Jesus, de
la provincia del Paraguay, escrita al P. Bruno Morales, de la
misma compañia, y provincia existente en esta corte de Madrid. Small 4to. pp. 56.
(Madrid.) This letter is dated Nov. 1, 1746, at Cordova, in the province of Tucuman,
and contains an account of the state of the missions of the Jesuits in Paraguay, at that time. It has no title-page, and was evidently printed for private distribution only. The same author published Descripcion del
Gran Chaco, in 1733, and a history of his order in 1754. 12 INDIVIDUAL Y VERDADERA RELACION de la extrema ruina que
padeció la ciudad de los Reyes Lima, capital del reyno del Peru, con el horrible temblor de tierra, acaecido en ella la noche del 28 de Octre. 1746, y de la total asolacion del presidio y puerto del Callao, por la violenta irrupcion del Mar que ocasionó en aquella Bahia.
Mexico. Small 4to. pp. 20.
Published in English in 1748. 13 ORDENANZAS DEL CONSEJO REAL de las Indias, nuevamente
recopiladas, y por el Rey D. Phelipe IV. N. S. para su gobierno, establecidas año de M.DC.Xxxvi.
14 *DE PRÆSTANTIA COLONIÆ GEORGICO-ANGLICANÆ, præ coloniis aliis.
Aug. Vind. Quarto.
British Museum Catalogue.
MDCCXLVIII. 1 A voyage To Hudson's Bay, by the Dobbs galley and Cali
fornia, in the years 1746 and 1747, for discovering a Northwest passage ; with an accurate survey of the coast, and a short natural history of the country. Together with a fair view of the facts and arguments from which the future finding of such a passage is rendered probable. By Henry Ellis, gent. agent for the proprietors in the said expedition. To which is prefixed, an historical account of the attempts hitherto made for finding a passage that way to the East Indies. Illus
trated with proper cuts, and a new and correct chart of Hudson's 1748. Bay, with the countries adjacent.
London. 8vo. pp.
28 and 336.
age by Hudson's Streights to the Western and Southern
the clerk of the California. Adorned with cuts and maps. 8vo. 2 vols.
tic, disputatious, dogmatical performance.” Arctic Voyages (1818), p. 287. 3 The state Of Trade in the Northern Colonies consider'd. By Otis Little, esq.
London. 8vo. 4 AN ABRIDGEMENT of Mr. David Brainerd's journal among the
Indians, or the rise and progress of a remarkable work of grace
among a number of the Indians, in the provinces of New
land for propagating Christian knowledge, &c. London.
at Philadelphia in 1746. The dedication to the abridgment was written
by the celebrated Dr. Doddridge.
John Earl of Stair, and others, proprietors of the eastern
quake which happened at Lima, the capital of Peru, and the
there afterwards to the end of November following. Published at Lima by order of the viceroy, and translated from the original Spanish, by a gentleman who resided many years in those countries. To which is added, a description of Callao and Lima before their destruction, and of the kingdom of Peru in general, &c. The whole illustrated with a map, plans, and several cuts of the natives, drawn on the spot by the translator. The second edition.
London, 8vo. pp. 341, 9 plates and maps. The account of the earthquake is translated from No. 11 of 1747, and occu
pies seventy pages: the remainder of the work is a compilation from various authors. The translator's name was Henry Johnson ; and the first edition was probably published in the same year. In the Gent.'s Mag.
for 1748 it is called a pretended translation from the Spanish. 7 A voyAGE ROUND THE WORLD, in the years MDCCXL. 1. II.
III. IV. By George Anson, esq. commander-in-chief of a squadron of his Majesty's ships, sent upon an expedition to the South Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials of the R. H. George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A., chaplain of the Centurion,
in that expedition. Illustrated with 42 copper-plates. Quarto, pp. 417.
London. Walter had prepared an account of this voyage for the press, but it was
found so badly executed, that Benjamin Robins, the mathematician, was employed to re-write it, although, for some reason or other, the worthy chaplain's name was allowed to remain on the title-page. It is called by some English writers a masterpiece of composition; but it appears to have been made amusing at the expense of truth. The progress of science formed no part of the object of this expedition, which was prepared for attacking unawares the Spanish possessions and shipping in the South Sea, and which was so successful, that the prize-money divided amongst the officers and crews amounted to more than a million sterling. The Biographie Universelle says, that the views, charts, and plans, deserve praise for their exactness; but Dr. Dibdin says, that "the plates are in truth barbarously bad, and that to read the text without the plates, must be a comfort.” He says, moreover, that the volume is unworthy in every respect of the intrepid Anson. The doctor bad apparently only seen the fifth edition, printed in 1749; in which, of course, the plates must have been nearly worn out. The copies of the first edition, on royal paper, of which I now have one before me, were superior to any book of the kind which had been hitherto published, and were unequalled until Cook's voyages appeared. Of the large paper copies 350 were
taken by subscription. A seventh edition was printed in 1753 in 8vo. 1748. It was published in German, French, and Dutch, in 1749, and in Italian
Ciudades principales del Mundo, sacada de las relaciones
Zapata al Dr. Chirivoga en que con la mayor verdad, y critica
los Rios, Lagunas, Vertientes y Desagues de la capital Mexico
sos de la America Septentrional conocida por el nombre de
de S. M. y su Chronista mayor de las Indias. Madrid.
corrected from the manuscripts of the author. It was first published
in 1684. 12 RELACION HISTORICA del viage à la America Meridional hecho
de orden de S. M. para medir algunos grados de meridiano
ellos en conocimiento de la verdadera figura y magnitud de la tierra con otras varias observaciones astronomicas y phisicas. Por Don Jorge Juan y D. Anto. Ulloa.
y Small folio, 4 vols.
Madrid. 13 OBSERVACIONES ASTRONOMICAS y phisicas hechas de orden de
S. M. en los reynos del Peru, por D. Jorge Juan y D. Antonio
was written by Ulloa; the astronomical part by Juan. It was, at the
MDCCXLIX. 1 A short state of the countries and trade of North America.
Claimed by the Hudson's Bay Company, under pretence of a charter for ever, of lands without bounds or limits, and an exclusive trade to those unbounded seas and countries. Shewing the illegality of the said grant, and the abuse they have made of it, &c.
London. 8vo. pp. 44. 2 A SHORT NARRAtive and justification of the proceedings of the committee appointed by the adventurers to prosecute the dis
to the Western ocean of America; and to open and extend the trade, and settle the countries beyond Hudson's Bay. With an apology for their postponing at present their intended application to Parliament. To which are annexed, the report and petitions referred to in the narrative; and the papers prepared to be delivered to the Lords and Commons, &c. Now laid before the publick for their future consideration.
London. 8vo. pp. 30. 3 Reasons to shew that there is a great probability of a navigable
passage to the Western American ocean, through Hudson's
covery of the