First edition, published posthumously and edited by Montagu’s chaplain John Cooke, who was not present on the journey. Montagu went on the Grand Tour in 1737, but he extended the normal tour to include a cruise in the Mediterranean in 1738. This work was published long after the journey described in its pages. It is supposed to be edited from the journal kept by Montagu during the voyage, but the style and nature of the text suggests that Cooke imposed his own ideas on Montagu’s narrative.
A Voyage Performed By The Late Earl Of Sandwich Round The Mediterranean In The Years 1738 And 1739. Written By Himself. Embellished With A Portrait Of His Lordship, And Illustrated With Several Engravings Of Antient Buildings And Inscriptions, With A Chart Of His Course. To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs Of The Noble Author’s Life, By John Cooke, M. A. Chaplain To His Lordship, And One Of The Chaplains Of Greenwich Hospital. London: Printed For T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies, In The Strand. MDCCXCIX.