COOK, Captain James (1728-1779)

COOK, Captain James (1728-1779)

$3,500.00Price
Captain Cook’s Original Voyages, Round the World: Performed by Royal Authority Containing
the Whole of his Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy, &c, with Memoirs of His Life
and Particular relative to his Unfortunate Health. Embellished with Engravings from the Original
Drawings
  • COOK, Captain James (1728-1779)


    Captain Cook’s Original Voyages, Round the World: Performed by Royal Authority Containing the Whole of his Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy, &c, with Memoirs of His Life and Particular relative to his Unfortunate Health. Embellished with Engravings from the Original Drawings. 


    Abridged Version of all Three Voyages with Engraved Title Page and Frontis Portrait of Captain Cook


    Cook’s three voyages of Pacific exploration in the Endeavour (1768-71) and the Resolution (1772-75, 1776-80) established him as one of the greatest if not the greatest explorer of all time. Cook has been established in posterity as one of our principal discoverers and 200 years after his death on the Big Island of Hawaii of February 14, 1779 the impact of his accomplishments are still relevant.


    Woodbridge, B. Smith & Co., 1815, Quarto, 798 double column text with rare frontis portrait of Cook titled “Capt. Cook, F.R.S. Killed by the Savages of Owhyee”, very nice illustrated vignette of his ships, globe and Union Jack under the portrait. Fully illustrated title page with sailing ships, globe, anchor and navigational equipment. Illustrations by J. Phillips. Abridged text of Cook’s three voyages includes several translation tables. Also a list of Officers, Seaman on both the Resolution and Discovery. Eleven full page illustrations: Rio de Janerio, New Zealand, Friendly Islands, View of the Ice Islands, Human Sacrifice on Otaheite, Burial of Body of Chief Otaheite, Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee, Portraits of a Woman and a Man Prince William Sound, Death of Captain Cook Karakakooa Bay Owhyee, Man of Kamtschatka Traveling in Winter, Inside a Winter Habitation in Kamtchatka.


    Rebound in beautiful full tree calf binding, Five raised bands with six panels, red Moroccan tile label, elboatrate gilt tooling in all panels and to bands. Beautiful perimeter gilt borders on panels, gilt hash marks on all edges continuing on interior edges, refreshed beautiful endpapers. A wide margined, very clean edition with some light toning.


    Scarce Captain Cook Title with Death Plate, in a Stunning Binding

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