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South America 3 Anson's Voyages


At the beginning of the war with Spain and France in 1740, George Anson was given charge of a squadron of six ships with the rank of commodore and ordered to the Pacific to attack Spanish possessions and to capture one of the Acapulco treasure ships. Anson's second lieutenant on the 'Centurion' during the voyage round the world, 1740-44, was Piercy Brett whose drawings were engraved for the official account of the voyage. They demonstrate the concerns of naval officers in making such drawings, in particular the precise delineation of landfall which Brett often annotates with a key. They are some of the earliest accurate depictions of South America. George Anson, first baron Anson, a commodore in the British Royal Navy, set sail on a circumnavigation in 1740.  Anson made a successful attack on Paita in November 1741. These were all eventally published 1747-8 as A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson Printed for the Author; By John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate-Street ** Some of these are marked if you want them washing I will do this prior to post but left au naturel  as many will repair books. . . Just ask no charge**



A view of the entrance of the port of Acapulco
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery




Cape Virgin Mary at the north entrance of Magellans Streights
The west prospect of Staten Island ( argentina) Title: A view of the bay of St. Julian when Mount Wood bears W.S.W. 1/2 S. and the port or rivers  (Patagonia)
from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery 




View of Port St. Julian from True Justice island
from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery 



A Prospect of St.Julian's River, as it appears looking up the River at low Water
from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery




A View Of The Commodores Tent On The Island Of Juan Fernandes
from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery 



A Plan of the town of Payta in the Kingdom of Santa-Fee

Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery


 


A view of the west side of Masa-Fuero [i.e. Mas Afuero]
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



A view of the north side of Masa-Fuero [i.e. Mas Afuero]
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



 

The Form of cruising off Acapulca on the Coast of Mexico in the South Seas creased
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery




A View of the land of Patagonia a little to the northward of Port St. Julian
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery


A View of CUMBERLAND BAY at the Island of JUAN FERNANDES creased will press
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £55 inc delivery



the Bay and Rocks of Petaplan
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery



A Plan of the East End of the Island of Quibo.
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery



Cape Blanco bearing SW. distant 5 leagues; + Cape Blanco on the coast of Patagonia
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



A Plan of a Bay and Harbour on the Coast of Chili. / inchin
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery
 


View of the hill of Petaplan and the rocks called the White Friars+  Quibo Quicara Islands
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery
 


The east prospect of the island of Juan Fernandes in the ...south sea
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



A Plan of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery

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Burning of the city Paita, on the coast of Santa Fe in the Southern Ocean.
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £95 inc delivery



A Survey of the north east side of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £35 inc delivery


 

A Plan of the Harbour  of Acapulco
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery


 

A view of the entrance of Chequetan or  Seguataneo bearing N.E.Distance 5 miles
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



A view of the anchoring place  of Tenian where the Centurian water'd
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



A view of the entrance of Chequetan or  Seguataneo
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery



 A View of the Strait of Le Maire, which separates Tierra del Fuego and the island states,
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery





A View of  part of the  N East side of  Tierra del Fuego and theentrance of the streights of  Strait of Le Maire
Original  antique copper  engraving after Sir Peircy Brett from "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. 1747. Some of the sailing ships shown were part of an exploration by George Anson. Two vertical folds to fit book size sheet 24.6 x 50.5 cm  17.7 x 49 cm  £65 inc delivery





The burning of the Town of Payta on the Coast of Santa Fe in the South Sea. by George Anson

Copper engraved  plate depicting Anson's raid on the town of Paita. His capture of the Spanish vessel Nuestra Senhora del Carmin, led to intelligence which convinced Anson that he could capture the town and then demand ransom from its governor. When the governor refused to cooperate, Anson burned the town. Engraved by Muller. Uncoloured. crease as issued some creasing in margin and image .  Published  London. c1748  Size: 49.5 x 22 cm.  £75 inc delivery



A view of the NE. end of the Island of St. Catherines on the coast of Brazil by George Anson


A copper etching by J.S. Müller for "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. Publisher: London. c1748 Folds as issued £50 inc delivery



A view of the north east side of Masa-Fuero lying in the latitude of 33*5' S* O

A copper etching by J.S. Müller for "A Voyage Round the World " by George Anson. Publisher: London. c1748 Folds as issued £45  inc delivery
    

Aussicht der insel Juan Fernandes wenn man von der Ostnordostseite kömmt / Aussicht von Cumberlands Bay
9x35.5 cm. [on sheet with] Aussicht von Cumberlands Bay. 9.3x35.5 cm. Together, 2 copper-engraved coastal views on one sheet, later hand-coloring. Overall 19.7x35.5 cm.Coastal view,  of the island of Juan Fernandez off the west coast of South America, and its principal bay. From a Dutch publication of Anson.  £165 inc delivery



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