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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 ($5,300 • €4,504 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 ($424 • €360 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 ($1,855 • €1,576 rates)


 South America 

COOK, Captain James. [Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.]
A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. 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 Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
[Ref: 13824]    £160.00 ($212 • €180 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn]
A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1777. 330 x 335mm.
A chart of the southern tip of South America, tracking the Cook's ship, the 'Resolution' around Cape Horn, published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Captain Cook's second circumnavigation. The map also showns the Falkland Islands and details the Magellan Straits, neither of which Cook visited on this voyage. An inset details Staten Island.
[Ref: 17450]    £320.00 ($424 • €360 rates)


  ASIA 
 China 

COOK, Captain James. [Macao]
Sketch of the Typa and Macao. Dublin?, c.1784. 275 x 220mm.
The environs of Macao, with a small plan of the town, as surveyed by William Bligh, who was Master of the 'Resolution' under Captain Cook. Having lost their captain in Hawaii in February 1779 his crew continued with their mission, attempting to find a North West Passage through the Bering Straits. Having been beaten by the Arctic ice wall they returned home westwards, visiting Macao at the end of 1779. This version is possibly from a Dublin pirate edition of the Official Account.of Cook's Third Voyage. The original is signed "W.H." for William Harrison; this has the signature "Duff sc" bottom right, an engraver not listed in Tooley.
[Ref: 11364]    £150.00 ($199 • €169 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Pacific and Australasia 

COOK, Captain James. [Cook's chart of the South Pacific from his First Voyage]
Chart of part of the South Sea, Shewing the Tracts and Discoveries made by His Majesty's Ships, Dolphin, Commodore Byron, & Tamer, Capt.n Mouat, 1765. Dolphin, Capt.n Wallis, & Swallow, Capt.n Carteret, 1767, and Endeavour, Lieutenant Cooke, 1769. London: Strachan & Cadell, c.1773. Coloured. 370 x 655mm.
Cook's chart of the South Pacific, engraved by William Whitchurch for the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, which appeared in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. Cook's route across the South Pacific from Cape Horn to New Zealand and Australia is marked.
[Ref: 17658]    £1,250.00 ($1,656 • €1,408 rates)


 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 ($2,451 • €2,083 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's chart of the 'Labyrinth']
Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales, From Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J.Cook, 1770. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. FIRST EDITION. 320 x 370mm. Narrow top margin.
Cook's chart of the Cape York Peninsula from Cape Tribulation to Cape York, orientated with north to the right. At Cape Tribulation is a note: 'On this ledge the ship laid 23 Hours, and received much damage'. After this setback 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'. Engraved by J.Cheevers 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: 17137]    £550.00 ($729 • €619 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [The first published charts of Botany Bay and the Endeavour River, from Cook's First Voyage]
Entrance of Endeavour River in New South Wales...; Botany Bay in New South Wales... London, 1773. 150 x 350mm.
Two engraved charts on one sheet, engraved by J. Gibson and T Bowen. They were published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere' by John Hawkesworth, which was the official account of Cook's First Voyage, during which he mapped the east coast of Australia for the first time.
[Ref: 16703]    £330.00 ($437 • €372 rates)


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