An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in ... An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in ... An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in ... An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in ...

An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Bankes

Cook, James and Hawkesworth, John

Published by London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Second Edition -- with the large fold-out chart titled The Straits of Magellan and Dedication by John Hawkesworth -- of the famous account of what is now described as "Cook's First Voyage". 4to - 30 cm. Full-black calf with burgundy Morocco spine labels, spines with five raised bands and gilt ruling on bands and bright gilt titles. The text blocks are very clean with only the normal offsetting from text, maps and plates. A very unusual set in this excellent condition, completeness and being the First Edition and First Printing. Scarce. As called for in Hill 782 and Beddie 648: Volume I ends at page 676, and shows page 139 as numbered 139-360. It contains 21 fold-out, full-page maps, charts and plates called for in this volume (9 fold-out maps, 2 full-page maps, 6 fold-out engraved illustrations, 4 fold-out charts and several tables); Volume II has page 189 mis-numbered as 191 and contains 22 charts and plates as called for in this volume (7 fold-out maps; 14 engraved plates - 10 fold-out and 4 full-page; 1 fold-out chart. The text is complete in 410 numbered pages. Volume III text commences at page 411 and concludes at page 795. All 9 plates and charts are present ( 3 fold-out maps; 3 fold-out plates; 3 full-page plates) - including the very large folding chart of New Zealand - Cook was the first to confirm that New Zealand was, in fact, an island. Very Scarce. ÑHill 782; Beddie 648; Howgego I, C173; Sabin 30934. The main objective of the expedition was to observe the "Transit of Venus" at Tahiti and secondly to search for a Great Southern Continent. The expedition entered the Pacific around Cape Horn and sailed to Tahiti where the observations of the Venus were made, then the voyage continued to the Society Islands, and after that New Zealand was explored and also the eastern coast of Australia (New South Wales). As stated above, Cook was the first to confirm that New Zealand was, in fact, an island. Hawkesworth's account was an immediate success and aroused much interest in the Pacific throughout Europe. Captain Cook was promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following year he set out in command of the Resolution heading once more to the Pacific. The first volume of Hawkesworth account covers the voyages by John Byron , Captain Wallis and Captain Carteret. Primary credit for the creation of this account is given to John Hawkesworth who had been commissioned by the Admiralty to edit Capt. Cook's papers. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 2.6

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Title: An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the ...

Publisher: London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell

Publication Date: 1773

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 2nd Edition

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