A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
Book Id: 6630
Cook, James & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere performed under the Direction of Capts. Cook, Clerke & Gore in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780 illustrated with elegant plates and large chart. The first lavishly illustrated American published travel book with the first American printed map of Hawaii. The maps are recorded as no. 907 & 908 of Wheat & Brun, "Maps and Charts Published in America Before 1800" (Karakakooa Bay & Sandwich Islands). The 2nd volume includes an extra illustration "Man and Woman of Sandwich Islands." Tiebout & O'Brien for Benjamin Gomez, New York 1796. 4 vols, 8vo. Vol 1; xii (title & contents), xxxiv (introduction including secret instructions for Capt. James Cook), frontis portrait, large folding map "A General Chart exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt. James Cook & his two preceding voyages (by Henry Roberts) engraved by Rollinson, 17 plates. Vol 2; xii, 359pp, 17 plates (calls for 16 plates). Vol 3; x, 400pp, 9 plates, Vol 4; xii, 310pp, (ii) & 40pp (Life of Capt. J. Cook), 6pp subscribers names, (ii) Directions to binder, 5 plates. Original full American calf, red title labels, gilt lines & volume numbers on spine. Some chipping top of spines. Cover one volume detached. Internally light general tanning o/w good+. Original owners signature of Lewis Curtis. Beddie #1579; Evans 30274; OCLC 6359049. See Hill p. 62 for 1st edition, Beddie 1552. Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand and the Cook, Tonga and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70? degree 44' before he was s