0300041055 Like new in d.j.s, Cloth folio. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre by Yale University Press, New Haven and London. Two volumes: ix + 669pp. 660 b/w illustrations, 150 color plates. Index, bibliography. Brown cloth, illustrated d.j. 'With a descriptive catalogue of all known original drawings and paintings of peoples, places, artifacts and events and original engravings associated with the voyage.' 1st Ed. > Language: English | > Size: Folio | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-01405
Synopsis: Captain James Cook’s three voyages of exploration to the Pacific between 1768 and 1780 were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages contains all the known drawings and paintings done for these voyages as well as a fascinating narrative and explanatory text by Bernard Smith and Rudiger Joppien. Volume III, describing Cook’s final voyages, is of particular interest for its descriptions of the Pacific Northwest of America as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
From the Back Cover: Captain James Cook's three voyages of exploration to the Pacific, 1768-1780, were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists. Cook and his famous colleague on the first voyage, Sir Joseph Banks, on many occasions insisted that a drawing would often provide a better idea of the matter under discussion than mere words would.
Title: The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages: Volume 3,...
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre BA
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Paul Mellon Centre BA, 1988. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP102841431
Book Description Paul Mellon Center / Australian Academy of the Humanities / Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1988. HARDCOVER. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Large, very heavy 4to in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 669pp, copiously illustrated, bibliography, index etc . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Seller Inventory # TH1900333