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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 ($5,116 • €4,616 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Italian edition of plates from Captain Cook's Voyages]
[The plate volume from an Italian edition of the voyages of Captain Cook] Italian, c.1785. 4to, paper-backed boards, uncut; 52 numbered plates, 14 folding, including 2 maps.
A collection of plates from all three of Captain Cook's official accounts of his circumnavigations, including the Stubbs kangaroo; the Maori warrior head and the Death of Cook on Hawaii. The engravers include Giuseppi Aloja, Rafael Aloja, Vincenzo Aloja, Carmine Pignatari and Zaballi.
This item is currently on reserve


  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 ($409 • €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 ($1,791 • €1,616 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Captain Cook's map of Hawaii]
Chart of the Sandwich Isles. London: Alexander Hogg, c.1790. Coloured. 225 x 340mm.
Map of the Hawaiian islands by Captain Cook , which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owhyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow.
[Ref: 19463]    £450.00 ($576 • €519 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

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 ($230 • €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]    £50.00 ($64 • €58 rates)


 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]    £140.00 ($179 • €162 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of the Society Islands]
Chart of the Society Isles, discovered by by Lieut. J.Cook, 1769. London, c.1773. Coloured. 320 x 470mm.
Cook's map of the Society Islands. After observing the passage of Venus across the Sun in 1769, Cook sailed north, mapping these islands in the north part of the Society Islands (now part of French Polynesia). Engraved by J.Cheevers for Hawkesworth's important work 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'', the official account of Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 16714]    £110.00 ($141 • €127 rates)


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