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Cooke, Captain Edward (fl. circa 1700) A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
211
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Cooke, Captain Edward (fl. circa 1700) A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World. London: by H.M. for B. Lintot, R. Gosling, A. Bettesworth, and W. Innys, 1712. First edition, two octavo volumes; illustrated with seven maps, two plans, eighteen plates, three folding tables, and numerous text illustrations; bound in uniform contemporary paneled calf, volume two rebacked, in a custom slipcase, 9 x 4 1/2 in.
This "other" Captain Cooke piloted a ship with Captain Woodes Rogers, circumnavigating the globe on a buccaneering expedition. They landed on the California coast in 1709, and saw fit to pillage Spanish shipping routes down the west coast of South America. They also discovered castaway Alexander Selkirk on Juan Fernandez island: the real-life story that inspired Daniel Defoe to write Robinson Crusoe.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $3,000-4,000


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Keywords

Cooke, David Spinney, Edward, Alexander Selkirk, Castaways, Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, Defoe, English-language films, Fiction, Juan Fernández Islands, Privateers, Robinson Crusoe, Selkirk, Woodes Rogers, London

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