SPARRMAN, Anders; Georg FORSTER.

Strödde underrättslser om Capitaine Cooks sista resa och olyckeliga död i Söderhafwet;

£3,750

Strödde underrättslser om Capitaine Cooks sista resa och olyckeliga död i Söderhafwet;
öfwersättning utur Göthingisches Magazin af A. Sparrman.
Stockholm, P.A. Brodin, 1781.

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Description

Rare. Sparrman’s Swedish account of the Third Voyage, Cook’s discovery of Hawaii, and his death in 1779. Sparrman bases his narrative on an article by Forster in the Göttinisches Magazin and adds personal material based upon his experiences sailing with Cook on his Second Voyage, along with a map of the North Pacific. The map is one of the first to show the islands of Hawaii and was published in the same year as the world map identified by Fitzpatrick in Early Mapping of Hawaii as the earliest published map to include Hawaii.

Description

8vo, 47, [i] pp., folding map, light stain to title, bound in a sammelband of 7 travel booklets, contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, a very good copy.

‘Nec temere nec timide’ (armorial bookplate).

Bibliography

Beddie, 1781; Forbes, 30.

 

Stock ID: 98523