Complete History of Captain COOK, first, second third and last voyages 1784
A new, Authentic, and Complete Account of voyage round the wold, Undertaken by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full and Complete History of Captain Cook's, first, second,third and last voyages. The whole of theese voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by editors from the Authentic Journal of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of most Dintinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities,who sailed in the Various Ships, and now publishingunder the immediate Direction of George William Anderson, Assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the resolution Sloop, and by many other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy
This book is in folio.
It contains 156 maps and engravings including the big map of the world.
The dishes are vintage, back has been restored later.
The frontispiece of Captain Cook is present in this book. (altogether 157 engravings)
This is a superb compilation of all Cook's travels and probably the best of the 18th century complements. It has been designed for everyone to become familiar with these extraordinary and important journeys and discoveries.
The journeys of Byron, Wallis, Cateret, Mulgave, Anson and Drake are also part of this work.
James Cook is a British navigator, explorer and cartographer, born November 7, 1728 (October 27, 1728 according to the Gregorian calendar) at Marton (Middlesbrough) and died February 14, 1779 in Hawaii.
Acceding to the rank of Captain of the Royal Navy, he made three trips to the Pacific Ocean during which he was the first European to land on the east coast of Australia, in New Caledonia, South Sandwich Islands and Hawaii. He is also the first navigator to tour Antarctica and map Newfoundland and New Zealand.
After serving in the British Merchant Navy, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1755 during the Seven Years' War. During the siege of Quebec, he devoted himself to mapping the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, allowing General James Wolfe to lead his decisive attack on the Plains of Abraham. The young James Cook attracts the attention of the Admiralty and the Royal Society at a crucial moment in his personal career and the direction of the British overseas expeditions. He was named commander of HMB Endeavor for the first of his three expeditions to the Pacific in 1766. Two other expeditions followed, establishing the first accurate maps of many islands and coasts.
His colossal legacy can be attributed to his great sense of the sea, his advanced mapping skills, his courage to explore dangerous areas to verify the accuracy of the facts reported by others1, his ability to lead men and to be concerned their sanitary conditions under the most severe conditions, as well as their ambitions, constantly seeking to exceed the instructions received from the Admiralty.
Cook died in Hawaii in 1779 during a quarrel with natives while ordering his third expedition in search of the Northwest Passage