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  BOOKS 

COOK, Captain James. [Cook's Third Voyage, with the First Map of Hawaii]
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Undertaken, By the Command of his Majesty. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, In His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1779, and 1780. The Second Edition. London: Nichol & Cadell, 1785. Three vols ( without the plate volume ), 4to, original calf, morocco title labels, rebacked, marbled boards with bookplate on front pastedowns. Vol 1, title + (viii) (contents) + xcvi + 421, 7 engraved plates; vol 2, title + (xii) (contents) + 548, 9 engraved plates; vol 3, title + (xi) (contents) + 556, 6 engraved plates. Complete as 'List of Plates', with plates in the atlas volume marked with asterisks.
The account of James Cook's Third, and fatal, voyage, during which he discoved Hawaii, then sailed north to pass through the Bering Straits looking for a North West Passage. Blocked by the Arctic ice wall, he returned to Hawaii where he was killed. Although this set lacks the plate volume it does contain Cook's important map of Hawaii, at the beginning of Vol 3. Mitchell Library: 1552.
[Ref: 10583]    £4,000.00 ($5,224 • €4,612 rates)


  AMERICA 
 North America 

COOK, Captain James. [An unusual German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific]
Charte von der Nord-Weftlichen Küste von America und der Nord-Östlichen Küste von Asien... Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1788. 405 x 665mm. Binding folds reinforced, narrow right margin.
A German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific from his Third Voyage, engraved by Karl Jäck for Georg Forster's 'Des Capitain Jacob Kooks britte Entdedungs Reise'. This version is unusual for having an inset scene of Prince William Sound.
[Ref: 15690]    £320.00 ($418 • €369 rates)


 Hawaii 

COOK, Captain James. [The 'pirate' Dublin edition of the First Printed map of Hawaii (Owhyhee)]
Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example.
One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers: the National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H. Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7850]    £1,400.00 ($1,828 • €1,614 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

COOK, Captain James. [The first published chart of the east coast of Australia]
A Chart of New South Wales or the East Coast of New Holland, Discovered and Explored by Lieutenant J.Cook, Commander of his Majesty's Bark Endeavour, in the Year MDCCLXX. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 375 x 800mm. Original binding folds flattened.
Important sea chart depicting Cook's discoveries on the east coast of Australia, engraved by W.Whitchurch for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. After observing the Transit of Venus from Tahiti, Cook's brief was to search for the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Sailing west he accurately mapped New Zealand for the first time, then moved north, discovering the east coast of Australia. Orientated with north to the right, the chart shows Cook's route from Cape Howe north to Cape York. However, having already run aground once, Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped. These reefs and islands he called 'The Labyrinth'
[Ref: 17154]    £1,850.00 ($2,416 • €2,133 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's maps of Botany Bay and the Endeavour River]
Entrée de la Rivière Endeavour dans la Nle. Galles Méridle. . . / Baye de Botanique dans la Nle. Galles Méridionale... Paris: Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, 1774. 150 x 350mm. Wide margins.
Two charts on one sheet, engraved by Robert Benard for the French edition of the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, as as compiled by Hawkesworth.
[Ref: 16118]    £180.00 ($235 • €208 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Plan of Adventure Bay on Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 270 x 220mm
A chart of Adventure Bay, Tasmania, divided into two with a detailed coastal profile in the upper register. Cook circumnavigated Tasmania and much of the Australian Coast in April 1770, at this time he was also the first European to observe the native Aboriginals. The maps from a rare Irish pirate edition of the account of his first voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers. The National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H.Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7855]    £100.00 ($131 • €115 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Chart of Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 230 x 350mm
A chart of part of the coast of Tasmania, with three coastal profiles, marking the route taken by Cook in January 1777, during his Third Voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers. The National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H.Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7873]    £140.00 ($183 • €161 rates)


 New Zealand 

COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of the Thames River in New Zealand]
River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand; Bay of Islands in New Zealand; Tolaga Bay in New Zealand. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 330 x 440mm. Some slight ink offset top right.
Three charts on one sheet, showing details of Cook's mapping of New Zealand. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13796]    £350.00 ($457 • €404 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [The first printed map of Cook's Strait]
Chart of Cook's Strait in New Zealand. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 280 x 290mm.
Cook's chart of the strait named after him, the map that showed New Zealand had two main islands. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. Although New Zealand has been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, it was Cook who discovered that it was not part of the great 'Terra Australis' or Southern continent.
This item is currently on reserve


 Oceania 

COOK, Captain James. [Captain Cook's map of New Guinea]
A Chart of Capt.n Cartaret's Discoveries at New Britain, with Part of Capt.n. Cooke's Passage thro Endeavour Streights, & of Capt.n Dampier's Tract & Discoveries in 1699, & 1700, at New Guinea and New Britain. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 245 x 645mm.
Another one of Cook's achievements on his First Voyage was the confirmation that Torres Strait separated New Guinea and Australia, although Cook had expresssed doubt that it existed himself. This chart marks the southern coastline he verified, with the rest of the outline taken from earlier explorers. To the north of the island are the tracks of Dampier and Cartaret around New Britain and New Ireland. Engraved by W.Whitchurch for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13665]    £280.00 ($366 • €323 rates)


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