The Charts And Coastal Views Of Captain Cook’s Voyages.
The Hakluyt Society in association with The Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Folio. 11.25 x 17.5 inches. c + 332 pp. Bound in original navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block of Society's device, in dust wrapper. A fine copy. Pictorial bookplate of Ann Savours Shirley and her Ex Libris sticker. Illustrated by colour portrait frontispiece, by 40 text plates, of which 20 in colour, in introduction, and by 267 numbered plates with captions in Descriptive Catalogue. Decorated by Society's device on title page. The first publication until now of the charts and coastal views that Captain Cook was instructed to make by the Admiralty in the course of his voyages. It supplements the volumes of The Journals of Captain Cook on his Voyages of Discovery, published 1955-67. This volume covers the second voyage in the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-75, to Tasmania and New Zealand, and across the Pacific to the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. The introduction contains a synopsis of the voyage, as it relates to Cook's surveying activities and methods and provides short biographies of the surveyors and artists involved. This set was owned by Ann Shirley (b.1927), historian of polar exploration, who held library and manuscript posts at the Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge and the National Maritime Museum, and was a member of both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.
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