COOK'S VOYAGES. Captain James Cook.

COOK'S VOYAGES.

9 Volumes.

  • London, United Kingdom: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773-1785.
  • 8 volumes 4to., 1 volume, folio atlas.
  • variously bound, all in later cloth clamshell boxes (except for the atlas)
  • variously paginated

Price: $28,125.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 131441

First editions. The voyages of Captain James Cook (1728-1779), Includes three volumes relating to Cook's circumnavigation of the globe (published 1773), 2 volumes relating to Cook's voyage toward the South Pole (published 1777), and three volumes relating to Cook's voyages in the Pacific Ocean (published 1785). Also included is a one volume folio atlas with maps and engraved illustrations. Cook conducted his voyages between 1768 and 1779. He is noted for his discovery of Australia, his voyages into the northern Pacific and into the Arctic Ocean by way of the Bering Strait searching for the Northwest Passage, his two voyages south of the Antarctic Circle, and his discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. It was in Hawaii that Cook and four of his officers were murdered by native Hawaiians. Cook's voyages were a landmark in enhancing knowledge of the Pacific basin. All volumes with engraved maps and illustrations. Covers of some volumes rubbed and scuffed, some outside joints or inside hinges cracked. Many plates lacking in all nine volumes, as follows:
Voyages, Pacific Ocean:
Vol. I--71, 96, 101, 109, 157, 173, 230, 244, 246, 249, 250, 264, 312, 314, 337, 355.
Vol II--32, 51, 52, 58, 69, 91, 200, 202, 205, 269, 295, 301, 303, 306, 313, 317, 361, 367, 369, 421, 422, 423, 446, 456, 483, 509, 511, 513.
Vol. III--13, 27, 54, 125, 126, 139, 140, 151, 201, 202, 215, 252, 281, 358, 359, 353, 375.

Atlas: lacks plates 2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 19, 24, 30, 32, 33, 37, 44, 53, 59, 69.

Plates in "Round the World" included sequentially as follows::
Vol. I--1, 2, 11, 4, 12, 8, 10, 9, 5, 6, 3, 7, 17, 18.
Vol. II--13, 16, 15, 14, 19, 20.
Vol. III--23, 21, 22.

Philips 3946.