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COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, JAMES, & JAMES KING. [A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.] [London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784.]

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Lot 234
COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE.
COOK, JAMES, & JAMES KING.
[A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.] [London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784.]

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,300
COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE.
COOK, JAMES, & JAMES KING. [A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.] [London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol, 1784.]
Folio (550 x 415 mm). 61 engraved plates after John Webber and 2 engraved folding maps. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with red and green leather labels. Foxing to some plates, mainly visible in margins, a few plates creased, edgewear to boards.

FIRST EDITION, ATLAS VOLUME ONLY of Captain Cook's final voyage in which he made what he considered his most important discovery: the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands, and where he was killed in a skirmish. He also charted the Pacific coast from Northern California to the Bering Strait. The voyage was continued by Charles Clerke after Cook's death, and then, finally, by John Gore after Clerke's death. Forbes 62; Hill pp 61-62; Holmes 47; Howes C729a; Lada-Mocarski 37; Sabin 16250.
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