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4 VOYAGE DE LA LOUSIANE fait par ordre du roy en 1720: dans 1728.
lequel sont traitées diverses matieres de physique, astronomie,
the crown of England in the West Indies, &c. By Robert
First printed in 1685.
averiguado con discurso de opiniones por el P. Gregorio Garcia.
cia, is a work of vast erudition, but almost totally useless, as it gives
This edition was
maps and thirteen plates representing men, animals, and plants.
propagation of the gospel in foreign parts. Containing their
phreys, D.D., secretary to the honourable society. London.
to the proceedings of the missionaries in different parts of North America,
1730. together with the state of religion there: and is illustrated with two maps,
one of Carolina, the other of New England, &c. by Herman Moll. 2 Histoire de L'Isle EsPAGNOLE, ou de S. Domingue. Ecrite
particulierement sur des memoires manuscrit du P. Jean
ment of Bayle, this is the best of the works of Charlevoix. The worthy
head. 3 Historia da America PortUGUEZA, desde o anno de mil e
quinhentos de seu descobrimento, até o de mil e setecentos
e vinte e quatro. Composta por Sebastiaõ da Rocha Pitta. Folio, pp. 716.
Lisboa. A very rare book.
“ The only general history of Brazil; a meagre and inaccurate work, which has been accounted valuable, merely because there was no other.” Southey, 1810.—“Rocha Pitta, an intelligent and wellinformed Brasilian, compiled a history of Brasil, from the Chronicles of the Jesuits and other authorities, and some valuable local knowledge of his own. This work is extremely copious in the details of its foundation as a colony, its successive governors, its churches, monasteries, and convents; but, in its natural history, productions, commerce, and, in short, every point of useful information, is brief, cramped, and deficient; it is written also in the most bombastic and enthusiastic style : yet the Portuguese government in a few years publicly prohibited its being read under the severest penalties, and it is now only to be met with (carefully secluded) in the cabinets of the curious. Lindley, 1805.
MDCCXXXI. 1 THE IMPORTANCE of the British plantations in America to this
kingdom; with the state of their trade, and methods for im
proving it; as also a description of the several colonies there. 8vo. pp. 114.
London. 2 *ConsideRATIONS on the dispute now depending before the
Hon. House of Commons, between the British southern and northern plantations in America.
Cent.'s Mag. 1731.
3 *OBSERVATIOns on the case of the northern colonies. 8vo.
London. In the British Museum. 4 *THE IMPORTANce of the Sugar Colonies to Great Britain stated. 8vo.
London. Gent.'s Mag. 1731. 5 The NATURAL HISTORY of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama
islands, with figures coloured after the life. By Mark Catesby. Folio, 2 vols. 220 plates.
or parts, to the year 1748, when the appendix, completing the work, was
published. A second edition was published in 1754, and a third in 1771. 6 Tratado dos descobrimentos antigos è modernos feitos até a
era de 1550. Com os nomes particulares das pessoas que os
rarest of rare books, nor is this second edition easily to be met with.
soil, air, product, trade, government, laws, religion, people,
gentleman to his friend at Bern. The second edition. 8vo. pp. 63.
rolina and Georgia: with many curious and useful observations
to by Nichols, (Lit. Anec. 2, p. 19,) as written by Gov. Oglethorpe.
In the preface mention is made of “Captain Purry, a Swiss gentleman,
French,” and the following title is given :
French treatise, “ drawn up at Charles-town, in Sept. 1731.” This could have hardly been printed before 1732, which induces a belief that Capt. Purry published another tract on the subject, in 1730, or thereabouts. It is to be regretted that so little is known of a person who
was so instrumental in establishing the colony of Georgia. 3 A CONFERENCE between His Exc. Jonathan Belcher, esq. cap
tain general and governour in chief of H. M.'s province of Massachuset's Bay, in New-England, and the chief sachems of several Indian tribes, with other chief men of the said tribes, at Falmouth, in Casco Bay, in New-England, July, 1732, &c.
London. 8vo. pp. 28. 4 A collection of VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, some now first printed
from original manuscripts, others now first printed in English.
collection are interesting, and are not to be found elsewhere in the English
articles contained in the six volumes : Vol. I.--Navarrete's account of China, from the Spanish edition, printed at Madrid in 1676.
Baumgarten's travels through Egypt, Arabia, Palestine, and Syria From the Latin.
Brawern and Herckemann's voyage to Chili in 1642 and 1643. From the Dutch. Frankfort, 1649.
Account of Formosa and Japan. From the Dutch.
Capt. John Monck's voyage in 1619 and 1620, to Hudson's Straits, to discover a passage betwixt Greenland and America, to the West Indies. From the Dutch. Frankfort, 1650.
Beauplan's description of Ukraine. From the French.
Vol. II.-Nieuhoff's voyages and travels into Brasil and the East Indies. 1732. From the Dutch.
Capt. John Smith's true travels and adventures into Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. First printed in 1630.
The Journal of seven sailors who wintered in Greenland, and of seven others who wintered in Spitzbergen. From the Dutch.
La Peyrere's accounts of Iceland and Greenland. From the French.
James's strange and dangerous voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage. First printed in 1633.
Backhoff and Wagener's travels to China. From the Dutch.
The life of Columbus, written by his son. From the Italian. First printed in 1571.
Pyramidographia, &c. by John Greaves.
Borri's account of Cocbin China. From the Italian.
Sir William Monson's naval tracts; in six books. Printed from the original manuscript.
Baldæus's description of Malabar, Coromandel, and Ceylon. From the Dutch. Printed at Amsterdam in 1672. Vol. IV.-Gemelli Careri's voyage round the world. From the Italian, first printed at Naples in 1699.
Shipwreck of a Dutch vessel on the Isle of Quelpaert, and description of Corea. From the French.
Sepp and Behme's voyage from Spain to Paraquaria. From the Dutch. Printed at Nuremberg in 1697.
A Fragment concerning the discovery of the Islands of Salomon. From the Spanish fragment in Thevenot's collection.
Techo's history of the provinces of Paraguay, Rio de la Plata, Parana,
Pelham's preservation of eight men in Greenland.
Boland's observations on the Streights of Gibraltar.
with a new relation of Guiana, and of the rivers of Amazons and Oronoque.
General observations, and an account of the discovery of America, from Herrera's history of the West Indies. With a brief description of the Caribbee islands.
Rolamb's journey to Constantinople, from the Swedish.
Gemelli Careri's travels through Europe.