Lot 659 - 17 Jul 2018
Textiles, Carpets & Rugs, Books, Maps & Ephemera, Watercolours & Drawings
BETAGH (Capt. Wm.) A Voyage Round the World. Being an account of a remarkable enterprize, begun in the year 1719, chiefly to cruise on the Spaniards in the Great South Ocean . . . First Edition. folded plate & 1 text illus.; rebound half calf & marbled boards, gilt-ruled & panelled spine, sm. cr. 8vo. 1728. * i.e. George Shelvocke's official privateering expedition; Betagh (his capt. of marines) causing his arrest for attempting to defraud the major shareholders in the affair of their rightful share of the (considerable) prize money. Illustrated
bndg. good, inside intermittent browning & light staining - but good overall, paper repair D4 (lwr. margin, clear of signature); headpiece illus. (p. 325) of the Jesuit Settlement, Paraguay.