Lot 204 of 392:
The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages in 4 Volumes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$450
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages
Author:
Joppien, Ruediger and Bernard Smith
Place:
New Haven
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Date:
1985-88
Description:

3 volumes in 4, comprising:

  • Volume 1: The Voyage of the Endeavor, 1768-1771.
  • Volume 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775
  • Volume 3: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. 2 volumes. With a Descriptive Catalogue of all known original drawings and paintings of peoples, places, artifacts and events and original engravings associated with the Voyage.

Profusely illustrated throughout from engravings, paintings, facsimiles, maps, etc. (some of which are in color). (Folio) original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt; pictorial jackets. First Editions.

Spectacular work cataloguing the many drawings and paintings, and the engravings made from them, by the artists of Cook's voyages, being some of the earliest visual records of the people and islands of the Pacific Ocean.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Slight wear to jackets and cloth edges; near fine or better.
 
Item number:
271181a
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