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HAWKESWORTH, JOHN (EDITOR): - [COOK, JAMES]. An Account of the Voyages undertaken, for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook. [First Voyage]. Three volumes. London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.

4to. Pp. (xii), xl, (8), 456; xiv, 410; 395. With 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. One leaf repaired at lower margin, slight loss of text. Attractively bound in speckled calf, spines with five raised bands, richly decorated, with red and green morocco title labels, marbled end papers. (By G. Hedberg at the beginning of 20th century). Copy of Ericsberg castle, Sweden. Second, considered the best, edition of Cook's first voyage during the years 1768-71. The aim 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). 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. Cf Hill (2004) 782 & 783.
EUR 8000.00 [Appr.: US$ 9432.61 | £UK 7138 | JPą 1057074] Book number 100258

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