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  • Account of the Russian discoveries between Asia and America;

    COXE, William.
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    Coxe, an English priest and historian, at one time based in St. Petersburg, endeavoured to collect the journals of the several voyages relating to...

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  • Waheiadooa. Chief of Oheitepha lying in State.

    WEBBER, John.
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    One of the most well-known images from the earlier issue of Webber's Views in the South Seas. The body lying in state was that of a young chief by...

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  • View in the Island of Cracatoa.

    WEBBER, John.
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    A beautiful print from the earlier issue of Webber's Views in the South Seas. The Resolution and Discovery anchored off Krakatoa on their journey...

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  • An Offering before Capt. Cook, in the Sandwich Islands.

    WEBBER, John (after); HALL, [John] & MIDDIMAN, [Samuel] (engravers).
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    This engraving after a drawing by Webber comes from the official account of Cook's Third Voyage, published in 1784. The Resolution and the Discove...

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  • View of a Fiatooka or Burying Place in Tongataboo.

    WEBBER, John; THORNTON, John (engraver).
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    A particularly fine copy of Webber's view of one of the carefully tended ceremonial burial grounds on the island of Tongatapu, the main island of ...

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  • View in Pulo Condore; A Fiew in Annamooka, one of the Friendly Islands; A View in Matavai, Otaheite; View in Ulietea.

    WEBBER, John; PRESTEL, Marie Catherine (aquatint).
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    Complete set of the four sepia aquatints. John Webber, the official artist on Cook's Third Voyage, produced a remarkable body of work to illustrate...

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  • Sydney Parkinson.

    NEWTON, James (engraver).
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    A fine engraved portrait of Sydney Parkinson, the young Scots artist who travelled on the Endeavour as Joseph Banks's botanical illustrator. Foll...

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  • Part of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the Boats.

    DODD, Robert.
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    One of the most famous shipwreck disasters in the eighteenth century, the Guardian was wrecked on an iceberg twelve days out of Cape Town. Command...

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  • Death of Captain Cook in February 1779,

    WEBBER, John (after); BARTOLOZZI, Francesco (engraver) & BYRNE, William (engraver).
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    Rare oval variant of the well-known Bartolozzi engraving of Cook's death. Webber completed his oil painting of the scene soon after returning t...

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  • Remarks on Mr. Forster's Account of Captain Cook's Last Voyage round the World,

    WALES, William.
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    Wales' attack on Forster. One of the rarest items concerning the Second Voyage. 'Wales, who was the astronomer in the Resolution, challenges the a...

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  • [Memorial 11].

    QUIROS (Pedro Fernandes de).
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    A great rarity: an original quiros presentation memorial. 'The discovery of the Southern Continent, whenever, and by whomsoever it may be complet...

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  • [Petit Voyages]. Indiae Orientalis Pars X.

    DE BRY, Theodor.
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    Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher. Forced to flee his native Liege in the Spanish-controlled Southern N...

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  • [The three voyages of Captain Cook].

    [COOK]. FRÉVILLE, Anne François Joachim de.
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    First Swedish editions of Cook's voyages. An attractively bound first edition set of Cook's voyages in Swedish.Three works: I. 2 vols in one, [xxvi...

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  • Histoire des navigations aux terres Australes,

    BROSSES, Charles de.
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    Important collection with fine maps. Valuable collection of voyages to the South Pacific which aimed to stimulate French discovery and colonisation...

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  • A Second Voyage round the world, in the Years MDCCLXXII, LXXIII, LXXIV, LXXV.

    [COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE].
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    An officer's account - a legendary Cook rarity. The rarest of all the surreptitious accounts of Cook's voyages, issued with a title phrased to misl...

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  • A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771;

    [MAGRA, James].
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    Good unsophisticated example. First edition of the first published account of Cook's first circumnavigation, published two months after the return ...

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  • Vie du Capitaine Cook ...

    [KIPPIS, Andrew;] J.H. CASTERA (translator).
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    Both volumes with a different collation to that given in Forbes. First edition in French. 2 volumes, 8vo, lvi, 458; [iv], 497, [i] pp., light wa...

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  • Otaheite: a Poem.

    [COATES, Rev. Charles?]
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    Tahiti depicted as an earthly paradise. Rare. ESTC lists 12 copies only. Author attribution from old note to title. One of the less common poetic o...

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  • A Discourse upon some late Improvements of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners.

    PRINGLE, Sir John.
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    Includes Cook's paper on the prevention of scurvy. A work of huge importance for the inclusion of Captain Cook's paper on the prevention of scurvy....

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  • Historia de la Vida y Viages del Capitan Jaime Cook.

    [KIPPIS, Andrew]; NAVA PALACIO, Don Cesareo de (translator).
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    First edition in Spanish. 2 volumes, small 4to, [ii], x, 262, [i]; [ii], 288, [i] pp., contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, a little light...

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  • Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Esperance,

    SPARRMAN, Anders.
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    Sparrman's work includes accounts of his travels inland from the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope and as assistant naturalist to Johann Forster...

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  • Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d'une expedition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780.

    [RICKMAN, John].
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    Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Discovery was based on the illicit copy of his journal that Rickman (Second Lieutenant on the Discovery...

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  • A true and impartial Journal of a Voyage to the South-Seas,

    [ANSON'S VOYAGE]. THOMAS, Pascoe.
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    Earliest account of Anson's Voyage. 'Pascoe Thomas kept a full and faithful daily journal of the incidents of this important four-year voyage. Incl...

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  • Journal du second voyage du capitaine Cook, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure.

    [MARRA, John].
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    Scarce. The French edition of Marras' Journal, possibly translated by Anne Francois Joachim de Fréville. Published anonymously and surreptitiously...

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