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. lxiv + 328 pp. Bound in original navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block of Society's device, in dust wrapper, which has a few spots on spine; otherwise a fine copy. Pictorial bookplate of Ann Savours Shirley. Illustrated by tipped in colour portrait frontispiece, by 17 text plates in introduction, and by 320 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 first voyage, made in the Endeavour, 1768-71, which rounded Cape Horn, traversed the Pacific, circumnavigated New Zealand, and explored the east coast of Australia. 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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