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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of his Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere - James Cook - Atlas Volume - Only - 1784 - Complete (63 of 63 plates)

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of his Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere - James Cook - Atlas Volume - Only - 1784 - Complete (63 of 63 plates)

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Folio Atlas Volume to James Cook's 3rd Voyage

- 1785

- Complete (63 of 63 plates)

-Large Folio (58 x 40cm approx)

-Includes the large folding general chart of Cook's Voyages and the chart of the Coast of NW America

-Many beautiful and important large beautiful plates of the Pacific, New Zealand, Hawaii, NW Coast of America.

-Good condition but toning and foxing to many plates. Original binding which is loosening. Small tear to world map. Title in French on spine.

-Cook's 3rd voyage was the first European voyage to chart Hawaii and the NW Coast of America. Cook was killed during the voyage on Hawaii as he overstayed his welcome. Despite being a controversial figure today, he was a skilled navigator and formed important charts of the regions he visited.

The plates include one of the first images of surfing on Hawaii.

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