A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere
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First edition of Cook's third voyage. 4to. Complete, illustrated with 87 plates (63 plates in the atlas volume and 24 plates in the text volumes). 3/4 period brown calf over marbled boards, four gilt stamped ship devices between the bands, rebacked or with some repair to spine, some joints tender, brief dampstaining to top margin of final several plates in atlas volume, an excellent set overall. 4 volumes complete. This was Captain Cook's final voyage (he was killed in a skirmish in Hawaii) in which he made what he considered his most important discovery-the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. He also charted the Pacific coast from Northern California to the Bering Strait. Forbes Hawaii 62. Hill p 61-62. Howes C729a. Codice inventario libreria 300450
Titolo: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, ...
Casa editrice: London, W. and A. Strahan, 1784.
Data di pubblicazione: 1784
Condizione libro: Very Good
Condizione sovraccoperta: No Jacket
Edizione: 1st Edition
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