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A new voyage and description of the Isthmus of America

Giving an account of the author's abode there, the form and make of the country, the coasts, hills, rivers, &c. woods, soil, weather, &c. trees, fruit, beasts, birds, fish, &c. The Indian inhabitants, their features, complexion, &c. their manners, customs, employments, marriages, feasts, hunting, computation, language, &c. With remarkable occurrences in the south-sea and elsewhere

The third edition. / To which are added, the natural history of those parts, by a fellow of the Royal Society: and Davis's expedition to the gold mines, in 1702. Illustrated with several copper-plates.
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This edition was published in by Printed for James and John Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard in London.

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A new voyage and description of the Isthmus of America: Giving an account of the author's abode there, the form and make of the country, the coasts, hills, rivers, &c. woods, soil, weather, &c. trees, fruit, beasts, birds, fish, &c. The Indian inhabitants, their features, complexion, &c. their manners, customs, employments, marriages, feasts, hunting, computation, language, &c. With remarkable occurrences in the south-sea and elsewhere
1729, Printed for James and John Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard
in English - The third edition. / To which are added, the natural history of those parts, by a fellow of the Royal Society: and Davis's expedition to the gold mines, in 1702. Illustrated with several copper-plates.

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A new voyage and description of the Isthmus of America

Giving an account of the author's abode there, the form and make of the country, the coasts, hills, rivers, &c. woods, soil, weather, &c. trees, fruit, beasts, birds, fish, &c. The Indian inhabitants, their features, complexion, &c. their manners, customs, employments, marriages, feasts, hunting, computation, language, &c. With remarkable occurrences in the south-sea and elsewhere

The third edition. / To which are added, the natural history of those parts, by a fellow of the Royal Society: and Davis's expedition to the gold mines, in 1702. Illustrated with several copper-plates.

This edition was published in by Printed for James and John Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard in London.


Edition Notes

Abridged version of the first edition, printed London, 1699, with additional voyages included in the London, 1702 edition of Wafer's work.

"A new voyage and description of the Isthmus of America": p. [261]-398.

"An additional account of several beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, &c. and particularly many trees, shrubs, and herbs, with their names, use, vertues, &c. as has been observ'd in those parts. Communicated by a member of the Royal Society", p. 399-460, is written anonymously, and has separate caption title.

"An expedition of a body of English-men to the gold mines of Spanish America, in 1702. With the many strange adventures that befel them in that bold undertaking. By Nathaniel Davis", p. 461-463 [i.e. 475], has separate caption title.

"Of the Indian Inhabitants; their manners, customs, &c.", p. 344-347, contains a discussion of the Cuna Indians of Panama and their language as it compares to Irish and Scots Gaelic. Includes cardinal numbers in the Cuna language on p. 373-374 compared with cardinal numbers in the Gaelic language on p. 375-376, and a brief selection of vocabulary and phrases in the Cuna language on p. 377.

Bound as 3rd item of 3 in vol. 3 of: A collection of voyages / by William Dampier, London 1729.

Signatures: S3-8 T-2H 2I²

Errors in paging: p. 466, 467, 470, 471, 474, and 475 misnumbered 544, 456, 450, 451, 462, and 463.

Includes index.

Woodcut head and tail pieces.

Alden, J.E. European Americana, 729/69.

Brown, J.C. Cat., 1493-1800, III:428.

ESTC T144458.

John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary full calf.

Other Titles
Additional account of several beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, &c. and particularly many trees, shrubs, and herbs, with their names, use, vertues, &c. as has been observ'd in those parts.

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Pagination
p. [261]-463 [i.e. 475], [9] p., [4] folded leaves of plates :
Number of pages
475

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OL25480528M
Internet Archive
newvoyagedescrip03wafe
LC Control Number
05033297
OCLC/WorldCat
733082755

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