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Atlas du premier voyage COOK & HAWKESWORTH - 1774

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Complete atlas of 52 plates - in 4

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Maps and figures of voyages undertaken by order of His Britannic Majesty, now reigning, to make discoveries in the southern hemisphere, and successively executed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, & Captain Cook, in the ships the Dauphin, the Swallow, & the Endeavour. Written according to the diaries kept by the various commanders ...

Paper by Mr. Banks. Paris, Saillant et Nyon, Panckoucke, 1774.

LN-4, brown half-calf, ornate ribbed back (contemporary binding).

Complete atlas of the 52 engraved plates representing views, maps and plans, most of them folding (including Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia).

Worn binding, split bits, torn caps. Cuts to the folds of the large map, small marginal wets in places. Small scattered freckles (a little more pronounced on the first and last ff.) otherwise good exemplary