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Cook, Captain James & Captain James King
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5.0007.000
Los Verkauft 8,125 USD (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
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32
Cook, Captain James & Captain James King
Schätzung
5.0007.000
Los Verkauft 8,125 USD (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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Cook, Captain James & Captain James King
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere ... The Second Edition. London: H. Hughs for G. Nicol & T. Cadell, 1785

3 text volumes, 4to (11 1/2 x 9 in.; 292 x 228 mm), 1 atlas volume, folio (22 x 16 1/2 in.; 558 x 420 mm). Engraved medallion portrait on each title, 24 engraved maps and views in text volumes (of which 13 are folding), 2 folding engraved maps and 62 engraved plates in atlas volume including (laid in) "An Exact representation of the Death of Captain James Cook" (London: A. Hogg, 12 March 1785), 9 7/8 x 15 1/4 in.; titles and initial leaves with some marginal spotting and edge staining, plates with some marginal spotting and offsetting onto text leaves, small fold tear in "General Chart" with 2 mended marginal tears, mended tear in lower margin of "view of Christmas Harbour." Text volumes in contemporary diced calf, single-fillet border, gilt-stamped title on spine with Turton armorial supralibros of a raised hand with motto "Formosa que honesta," atlas in later marbled boards; text volumes with joints cracked and loosening, spines and edges worn with residue of cello tape repairs, atlas volume rebacked in black cloth with printed spine label, boards rubbed, endpapers renewed.
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Provenienz

Edmund Henry Turton, Yorkshire (armorial bookplates on front pastedowns and supralibros on spines of text volumes)

Literatur

Hill2 361 (first edition); Howe 279a

Katalognotizen

Second edition of the Third Voyage whose greatest result, in Cook's view, was the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The artist on the expedition was John Webber, and the crew included William Bligh and George Vancouver.

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