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Cook, Captain James) Hawkesworth, John; James Cook; and James King
An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere [WITH:] A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World [WITH:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere
W. Strahan and T. Cadell; W. and A. Strahan, London, 1785. First editions of first two voyages; second edition of the third voyage. First voyage: 51 maps and plates, plus the large folding of the Straights of Magellan from a copy of the second edition tipped in. Second voyage: frontispiece portrait of Cook and 63 maps and plates. 3rd voyage: 87 maps and plates, including 24 charts and views from the text volumes and 2 large folding charts, all bound into atlas. 4to and folio atlas. Complete Set of Cook's Three Voyages. A complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three voyages. "Captain's Cook's three great voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In these three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator, and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). The set is also known for its outstanding illustrations of the peoples and customs and natural landscapes of the islands visited by the expeditions. The aim of Cook's first voyage was to sail to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus; having done so Cook left Tahiti and discovered the Society Islands, explored New Zealand at great length, as well as the eastern coast of Australia, which he charted for 2,000 miles and named New South Wales. The expedition lasted from 1768-1771 and resulted in the annexation of both Australia and New Zealand by Britain, and won Cook fame. Based on the success of this voyage, Cook was sent out on a second exped … [Click Below for Full Description]
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