[MARRA, JOHN.] Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere.... London: F. Newbery, 1775.
Lot 38
[MARRA, JOHN.]
Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere.... London: F. Newbery, 1775.
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Lot Details
[MARRA, JOHN.]
Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, In 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere.... London: F. Newbery, 1775.
8vo (206 x 129 mm). Folding map, 5 engraved plates. Modern half calf and cloth. Some staining and foxing, top edge of map browning.
Provenance: J. Hugworth, Exeter (ownership inscription).

FIRST EDITION of the rare first published account of Cook's second voyage, and the first book to contain information on the Antarctic regions based on first-hand knowledge. Marra was an Irish gunner's mate who Cook picked up in Batavia. His story was published about a year and a half before Cook's official account became available. Much of the material covered in this account was excluded by Cook. The plates include the first views of the Antarctic. Rosove, 214.A1.a; Spence, 758.
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