A fine set of Cook's three voyages 1773-85
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COOK'S THREE VOYAGES. [FIRST VOYAGE]. HAWKESWORTH, JOHN. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. [Second edition]. I-III. London (printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell) 1773. Large 4:o (297x234 mm.). 52 partly folding or double-page engraved maps, charts, and plates (all, including the rare "Chart of the Straights of Magellan", a few tears in the fold, and with the "Directions for placing the Cuts and Charts"). + [SECOND VOYAGE] COOK, JAMES. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775... The third Edition. I-II. London (printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell) 1779. Large 4:o (297x234 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait (some foxing, close cut in lower margin), 63 partly folding or double-page engraved maps, charts and plates (all, some offsetting from plates to text, some minor foxing), 1 printed table. + [THIRD VOYAGE]. COOK, JAMES - KING, JAMES. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780... The second Edition. I-III (atlas included). London (printed by H. Hughs, for G. Nicol, and T. Cadell) 1785 . Large 4:o (297x234 mm.). 3 titles with engraved vignettes, 87 partly folding or double-page engraved maps, charts and plates (all, including the atlas, partly offsetting from text to plates or from plates to text, some foxing). Contemporary marbled polished brown full calf, somewhat worn, gilt borders, gilt inner borders, gilt edges of covers, richly gilt spines, slightly faded, with red and dark blue title fields. One spine with small damage at head (vol. III, the third voyage) , vol. II-III of the same with small cracks in lower part of the joints, partly mended in the joints. 6 volumes. James Cook (1728-1779), British navigator and famous explorer. His achievements in mapping the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia radically changed western perceptions of world geography. He discovered and charted New Zeeland and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and made his first voyage around the world in 1768-71 in the ship Endeavour. In the second voyage 1772-75 he looked for the southern continent in the ships Resolution and Adventure. In his third and last voyage in the years 1776-80 in the ships Resolution and Discovery, he tried to find the North-West Passage, but instead found and explored the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). The journey was completed without him since he was killed in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 1779. Provenance: IngaBritt and Arne Lundberg, Gothenburgh, Sweden. Changes The first voyage in three volumes, I-III
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