James Cook - An Account of the Voyages for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand / Tahiti - 1773

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James Cook - An Account of the Voyages for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand / Tahiti - 1773
Travels - Quantity: 1

"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"

-Captain James Cook

-1st Edition of 1773

-Volume 1 only

-18 plates and maps

-Complete text: intro + 456pp

-Fair condition - with amateur rebinding.

This is the first part of Hawkesworth's description of early voyages to the Pacific. Volume one includes the Voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret and describes the earliest voyage to Tahiti by Captain Wallis.

It is a cornerstone work on voyages to the Pacific and includes early depictions of Tahiti and the Torres straight.

Straits of Magellan map torn

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Travels
Author/ Illustrator
James Cook
Book Title
An Account of the Voyages for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand / Tahiti
Condition
Poor
Publication year oldest item
1773
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Hawkesworth
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
459
Dimensions
32×22 cm
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