A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
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A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron

Author(s): Byron, Commodore (John)

Copyright: 1767, J. & F. Newbery, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards
Condition: boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good

Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along the way), and home via Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. The Dolphin was then refitted and immediately commenced a second circumnavigation. The official account of Byron’s expedition was written by John Hawkesworth in 1773.

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