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. cxxxvi + 319 pp. Separate title page for James King's Running Journal from Petropavlosk to the Cape of Good Hope 22nd August 1779 to 12th April 1780, but pagination continuous. 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 signature on first free endpaper. Illustrated by colour portrait frontispiece, by 46 text plates, of which 21 in colour, in introduction, by 199 numbered plates with captions in Descriptive Catalogue and by additional folding chart at end of volume. Portrait frontispiece and 3 plates in text in James King's Running Journal. 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. This volume covers the voyage of the Resolution and Discovery during which Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, and navigated the North American coast as far north as 70 degrees. 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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