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The Resource An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor, drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. by John Hawkesworth ; in three volumes ; illustrated with cuts and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered or hitherto but imperfectly known

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor, drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. by John Hawkesworth ; in three volumes ; illustrated with cuts and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered or hitherto but imperfectly known

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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor
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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor
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drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. by John Hawkesworth ; in three volumes ; illustrated with cuts and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered or hitherto but imperfectly known
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Language
eng
Summary
First edition of the narrative of Cook's first voyage.
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Citation location within source
  • 648
  • 782
  • 30934
  • page 59
Citation source
  • Mitchell Library, Sydney. Bibliography of Captain James Cook
  • University of California, San Diego. Hill collection of Pacific voyages
  • Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time
  • Catalogue of the "Kroepelien Collection" or "Bibliotheca Polynesiana," owned by the Oslo University Library, deposited at the Kon Tiki Museum in Oslo
Illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Volume I contains accounts of the voyages of Byron, Carteret and Wallis, including the discovery of Tahiti; volumes II and III contain Hawkesworth's edited account of Captain [then Lieutenant] Cook's voyage. Cook had been commissioned to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti and to carry on John Byron's survey and exploration of the seas between Cape Horn and New Holland, and he added more than 5000 miles of coastline to Admiralty charts for Tahiti, Australia and the Great Barrier Reff and New Zealand which he circumnavigated
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An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor, drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. by John Hawkesworth ; in three volumes ; illustrated with cuts and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered or hitherto but imperfectly known
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Publication
Note
  • Vol. 1: [12], xxxvi, [4], 676 [ie. 456] p., [21] leaves of plates (17 folded) : 3 folded ill., 2 folded charts, 16 maps (13 folded) ; v. 2: xv, [i], 410 p., [22] leaves of plates (18 folded) : 14 ill. (10 folded), 8 folded maps ; v. 3: [vi], [411]-799 p., [9] leaves of plates (6 folded) : 6 ill. (3 folded), 3 folded maps
  • Vol. 1: page 139 is numbered 139-360 ; v. 2: page 189 is misnumbered 191; plate nos 21, 22, 23 are misnumbered 23, 24, 22
  • "A description of the cuts"--Volume 1, page [xxxv]-xxxvi; Erratum for volume 1 included on page xxxvi
  • Includes large folded map with title: A chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are inserted the observations and discoveries of Captn byron, Captn. Wallis and Captain Carteret," signed by engraver J. Russell of "No. 32 Fetter Lane."
  • Second issue, which includes the following 4-page section: "Directions for placing the cuts and charts", volume 1, following p. xxxvi. "Errata in the description of the cuts" included on page [3]
  • "Errata"--Volume 2, page [xvi] (for volumes 2 & 3)
  • Engravers: E. Rooker, J. Hall, F. Bartolozzi, I. Miller, James Roberts, W. Woollett, John Ryland, Will Byrne, J. Chivers. Designers: A. Cipriani, G.B. Cipriani, J. Barralet, George Stubbs
  • Some copies have plates bound in an atlas with t.p.: Plates to Cook's voyages. Vol. 1. London. MDCCLXXIII. [1773]. The 52 plates comprise [23] ill., [29] charts & maps (4 folded), [1] port. Some plates I.B. Cipriani del
Dimensions
31 cm (4to)
Extent
3 volumes
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: 3 volume set, bound in 18th-century polished tan calf by C. Hering, whose binder's ticket is affixed to verso of front endleaf in volume 3; spines rebacked, with gold-stamped title "Hawkesworth's voyages;" upper and lower boards paneled with a series of gilt dotted and ruled borders; chocolate brown endpapers; inner gilt dentelles in zig-zig pattern; all edges gilt. Front pastedown contains armorial bookplate of John Naylor of Leighton Hall ("Liber Johannis Naylor Leightonensis); and Maurice Holmes, one of the world's foremost authorities on Captain James Cook, whose collection was considered to be the finest private library of books, pamphlets, and rare ephemera concerning the great English navigator, rivalled only by the holdings of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, and the British Library.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), maps (some folded)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09299044
  • ucoclc9299044
Label
An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor, drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. by John Hawkesworth ; in three volumes ; illustrated with cuts and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered or hitherto but imperfectly known
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 1: [12], xxxvi, [4], 676 [ie. 456] p., [21] leaves of plates (17 folded) : 3 folded ill., 2 folded charts, 16 maps (13 folded) ; v. 2: xv, [i], 410 p., [22] leaves of plates (18 folded) : 14 ill. (10 folded), 8 folded maps ; v. 3: [vi], [411]-799 p., [9] leaves of plates (6 folded) : 6 ill. (3 folded), 3 folded maps
  • Vol. 1: page 139 is numbered 139-360 ; v. 2: page 189 is misnumbered 191; plate nos 21, 22, 23 are misnumbered 23, 24, 22
  • "A description of the cuts"--Volume 1, page [xxxv]-xxxvi; Erratum for volume 1 included on page xxxvi
  • Includes large folded map with title: A chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are inserted the observations and discoveries of Captn byron, Captn. Wallis and Captain Carteret," signed by engraver J. Russell of "No. 32 Fetter Lane."
  • Second issue, which includes the following 4-page section: "Directions for placing the cuts and charts", volume 1, following p. xxxvi. "Errata in the description of the cuts" included on page [3]
  • "Errata"--Volume 2, page [xvi] (for volumes 2 & 3)
  • Engravers: E. Rooker, J. Hall, F. Bartolozzi, I. Miller, James Roberts, W. Woollett, John Ryland, Will Byrne, J. Chivers. Designers: A. Cipriani, G.B. Cipriani, J. Barralet, George Stubbs
  • Some copies have plates bound in an atlas with t.p.: Plates to Cook's voyages. Vol. 1. London. MDCCLXXIII. [1773]. The 52 plates comprise [23] ill., [29] charts & maps (4 folded), [1] port. Some plates I.B. Cipriani del
Dimensions
31 cm (4to)
Extent
3 volumes
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: 3 volume set, bound in 18th-century polished tan calf by C. Hering, whose binder's ticket is affixed to verso of front endleaf in volume 3; spines rebacked, with gold-stamped title "Hawkesworth's voyages;" upper and lower boards paneled with a series of gilt dotted and ruled borders; chocolate brown endpapers; inner gilt dentelles in zig-zig pattern; all edges gilt. Front pastedown contains armorial bookplate of John Naylor of Leighton Hall ("Liber Johannis Naylor Leightonensis); and Maurice Holmes, one of the world's foremost authorities on Captain James Cook, whose collection was considered to be the finest private library of books, pamphlets, and rare ephemera concerning the great English navigator, rivalled only by the holdings of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, and the British Library.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings), maps (some folded)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09299044
  • ucoclc9299044

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