‎Histoire générale des Voyages ou nouvelle Collection de toutes les Relations de Voyages par Mer et par Terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu'à Présent dans les differentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues: contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile et de mieux avéré dans les Pays où les Voyageurs ont pénétré, touchant leur Situation, leur Étendue, leurs Limites,... : avec les Moeurs et les Usages des Habitants,... pour former un Système complet D'Histoire et de geographie moderne,... Enrichi de Cartes géographiques... de Plans et de Perspectives: de Figures D'Animaux, de Végétaux, Habits, Antiquités, &c. Tome I-XIX (of XX). (Vol. 1-15 + 16 (Table alphabetique des Matieres contenues dans les XV. Volumes de L'Histoire...) + Vol. 17 (Suite de L'Histoire... ou de la Nouvelle Collection... Supplement) + Vol. 18 -19 (Continuation de L'Histoire générale... ou Collection Nouvelle..).‎

‎Paris, Chez Didot, 1746-61 (Vols. 1-16) a. Amsterdam, Arkstée et Merkus, 1761 (Vol. 17) a. Paris, Rozet, 1768 (Vol. 18) a. Paris, Panckoucke, 1770 (Vol. 19). 4to. Bound in 19 uniform contemp. hcalf. Richly gilt spines. Titlelabels with gilt lettering. Spines a bit rubbed with light wear to the gilding. All spine-ends neathly repaired with matching leather. Stamps on half-titles. Engraved portrait of Prevost as frontispiece to volume 1. (The portrait with faint brownspots). In all more than 10.000 pp. and with 561 maps, plans and plates, of these ca. 250 engraved maps, many large and folding. A few plates inserted in a wrong volume, but all plates seems to be present in accordence with the listings of the plates. One leaf torn in volume 18, but all text preserved. Very few scattered brownspots. A few quires in one volume with light browning. No repairs to maps. All volumes printed on good paper. A clean and attractive set. The last volume (XX) was issued much later (1789) and is not present here. First edition of Prevost's important and impressive collection of explorations and travels, including most of the early American voyages and travels. The first 15 volumes were prepared by Prévost and the following volumes by other authors. The fine maps were done by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin.<br>Sabin, 65402.‎

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