The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Edited from the Original Manuscripts: Four Volumes and a Portfolio (Hardback)
  • The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Edited from the Original Manuscripts: Four Volumes and a Portfolio (Hardback)
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The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Edited from the Original Manuscripts: Four Volumes and a Portfolio (Hardback)

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This classic set of three volumes in four books plus portfolio, edited from the original manuscripts, provides for the first time a complete, reliable and authoritative text of Cook's account of his voyages of discovery. Publishedover many years, complete sets of previous edition shave been hard to come by. This reissue makes more widely available to historians a vast range of material relating to all aspects of 18th-century scientific advances. Thevolumes contain Cook's accounts of his three great voyages in the Endeavour and the Resolution; introductions and detailed notes accompany the texts, and extracts from the journals of Cook's shipmates are printed asappendices. A separate portfolio contains the manuscript charts and views drawn by Cook and his officers, which he regarded as an essential complement to his Journals. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS (All 234 x 156 unlessstated) I. The Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771: 21 maps, 26 b/w illustrations, cclxxxiv + 696pp II. The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775: Col. frontis., 20 maps, 62 b/w illustrations, clxx + 1028pp III. The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780 i. Col. frontis., 16 maps, 65 b/w illustrations, ccxxiv + 720pp; ii. 2 maps, 11 b/w illustrations, viii + 928pp Portfolio: Charts and Views Drawn by Cook and his Officers: 68 charts and views, viii + 68pp, 377 x 248

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780851157443
Number of pages: 4134
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A principal source for understanding European exploration of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW The most important book ever written about Cook. -- IAN BOREHAM * THE CAPTAIN COOK STUDY UNIT. *

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