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Cook's second voyage : plates [and] proofs

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Cook's second voyage : plates [and] proofs
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Cook's second voyage
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plates [and] proofs
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Plates to accompany Cook's second voyage
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eng
Summary
Following Cook's successful first voyage, the Admiralty commissioned a second expedition, in which Cook was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents. Aboard the HMS Resolution on this second voyage, Cook became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle and delve deep into the ice. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn, on the last part of the voyage, Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St. Helena and Ascension, and the Azores ... This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid to finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy"--From The Hill Collection of Pacific voyages, 358
Citation location within source
  • 358
  • 1216
  • 77.A
  • 223
Citation source
  • University of California, San Diego. Hill collection of Pacific voyages
  • Mitchell Library, Sydney. Bibliography of Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S., circumnavigator
  • Rosove, M.H. Antarctica, 1772-1922
  • Carter, J. Printing and the mind of man
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Cook's second voyage : plates [and] proofs
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  • Binder's title
  • A unique atlas of engravings drawn or painted by William Hodges and engraved by various artists: J. Basire, J. Hall, W. Watts, W. Byrne, F. Bartolozzi, J. Caldwell, W. Wollett, B.T. Pouncy, J.K. Sherwin, Aliamet, Michel, and James Roberts. Also included is a complete set of the charts. In all 92 plates and charts, 26 plates in two states, one plate in three; the majority are mounted. The plates in the published account were all dated Feb. 1st, 1777, but in the present series no less than twenty are the earliest possible proofs, being dated July 16th, 1776. Two extra engravings are laid in
  • Maps and plates are typically found in two volumes, cut down to size of text for interleaving. The present deluxe folio atlas edition was probably intended for presentation to members of the Admiralty and to other high-ranking officials
Dimensions
65 x 48 cm
Extent
[63] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Half bound in brick red leather and matching cloth; gilt rules; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of James Edge-Partington, featuring a native boy in a tropical landscape. In modern beige cloth clamshell case.
Other physical details
all illustrations (engravings, etchings), maps, plans, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319998837
  • ucoclc319998837
Label
Cook's second voyage : plates [and] proofs
Publication
Note
  • Binder's title
  • A unique atlas of engravings drawn or painted by William Hodges and engraved by various artists: J. Basire, J. Hall, W. Watts, W. Byrne, F. Bartolozzi, J. Caldwell, W. Wollett, B.T. Pouncy, J.K. Sherwin, Aliamet, Michel, and James Roberts. Also included is a complete set of the charts. In all 92 plates and charts, 26 plates in two states, one plate in three; the majority are mounted. The plates in the published account were all dated Feb. 1st, 1777, but in the present series no less than twenty are the earliest possible proofs, being dated July 16th, 1776. Two extra engravings are laid in
  • Maps and plates are typically found in two volumes, cut down to size of text for interleaving. The present deluxe folio atlas edition was probably intended for presentation to members of the Admiralty and to other high-ranking officials
Dimensions
65 x 48 cm
Extent
[63] leaves of plates (1 folded)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Half bound in brick red leather and matching cloth; gilt rules; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of James Edge-Partington, featuring a native boy in a tropical landscape. In modern beige cloth clamshell case.
Other physical details
all illustrations (engravings, etchings), maps, plans, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319998837
  • ucoclc319998837

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